New Trier High School in Winnetka. (Wikimedia Commons)

Despite regularly placing on “best schools” lists, New Trier High School did not earn a nod last week from U.S. News & World Report. How those rankings are determined – and why some high-performing schools get left out.

Debate over how an elite North Shore high school should present a seminar on civil rights and racism.

A Chicago master of blues and boogie-woogie piano joins us in conversation and performance.