(Courtesy of SKATE for Girls Instagram)

SKATE for Girls, or Solving Kinesthetically and Transforming Education for Girls, aims to increase young girls’ interest in STEM fields and make figure skating more accessible.

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.