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Colleges Rethink The Math Students Need

More than any other subject, math trips up students who might otherwise thrive in college, especially those who don’t plan to go into technical careers that require proficiency with numbers.

September 9, 2015
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High School Graduation May Require More Than Just Grades, Test Scores

Defenses mean students actually get to showcase what they’ve learned, rather than taking school cavalierly.

August 11, 2015
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Teens Raise The Ante With Extravagant ‘Promposals’

Part of the reason why prom is so expensive? Teenagers (and their parents) are spending on extravagant proposals known as ‘promposals.’

April 29, 2015

Second Victim Of Washington State High School Shooter Dies

Gia Soriano, one of the victims injured in a high school shooting in Washington, passed away on Sunday night.

October 27, 2014

‘Prom Draft’ Could Lead To Ethics Training For Newport Beach Students

By Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Following the news that boys at a Newport Beach, Calif., high school had set up an NFL-style draft to pick prom dates, students districtwide could get ethics training if one school board member has her way. Newport-Mesa Unified Trustee Katrina Foley said the so-called “prom draft” — […]

May 8, 2014

High School Senior Prank Leads To Vandalism, Arrest Of 62 Students In New Jersey

By Stefanie Dazio, Chris Harris and Jay Levin, The Record (Hackensack, NJ) HACKENSACK, NJ — More than 60 members of Teaneck High School’s senior class were arrested Thursday morning after a prank that police said involved urinating in the hallways of the high school, smearing Vaseline on doors, flipping desks and littering the school with balloons […]

May 1, 2014

National High School Graduation Rate Exceeds 80 Percent For The First Time

By Lalita Clozel, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80%, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit group founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. An […]

April 29, 2014

Community Holds Rally For School In Wake Of Knife Attack

By Lexi Belculfine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — On Tuesday, Fatima Ahmad returned to Franklin Regional High School and found an unwelcome surprise. The junior from Murrysville traveled familiar hallways to her locker, hoping to grab books so she could study before she and her classmates returned to school Wednesday. When the metal locker door swung […]

April 16, 2014

Death Toll In Fiery Bus Crash Rises To 10; Five Are High School Students

By Matt Stevens, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times ORLAND, Calif. — The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck […]

April 11, 2014

Texas Teens Planned Deadly Attack On Classmate, Probation Officer Testifies

By Julieta Chiquillo and Wendy Hundley, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Two Wylie East High School students put “significant” planning into killing a 17-year-old classmate, according to testimony at a juvenile detention hearing Monday. The 16-year-old boys are accused of putting Ivan Mejia in a headlock and fatally choking him Saturday night behind the […]

March 11, 2014