Q&A with Evanston Township High School

School Name: Evanston Township High School Evanston Township High School (ETHS) is 3000+ student public high school in the Chicago-bordering suburb of Evanston -- the same suburb in which Magnetar Capital is located. After learning about the Magnetar Academy a few years ago, ETHS teacher Dave Feeley jumped at the chance to participate, and soon began using the Magnetar Academy curriculum in his business classes. This fall, Feeley taught “Business Law” to 20+ students (mostly upperclassmen), and this semester is teaching “Personal Finance and Careers in Busine...

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5th Annual Team Challenge: How We Got Here

Believe it or not, we’re less than one month away from the 5th Annual Magnetar Academy Team Challenge. In anticipation of our biggest competition yet, we put together a retrospective to show you how far we have come and why it matters. 2013 [Alec Litowitz, CEO of Magnetar Capital, helping students decipher signal from noise at the first Magnetar Academy Team Challenge.] The first ever Magnetar Challenge was held on April 6, 2013, bringing together nearly 100 students from 10 Chicago public high schools. The Magnetar Challenge serves as an opportunity for ...

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