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