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Football player takes friend with Down syndrome to prom

Harrisburg - At age 10 Ben Moser made a promise that he would take his friend Mary Lapkowicz who has Down syndrome to prom. Seven years later, Ben kept his promise, accompanying Mary to the Susquehanna High School prom in Pennsylvania.

Teen girls wants to ingest marijuana during school day

Maple Shade - Parents of a New Jersey teenager are suing the girl's school district for her right to ingest marijuana during the school day.

Op-Ed: Bill to bypass high school end-of-course exams hurts education

Austin - To graduate from high school in Texas, you must pass standardized tests: Algebra I, English I and II, Biology, and U.S. History. With many students unlikely to pass them all, the state Senate has just passed a bill allowing exemptions. It's bad law.

Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

Op-Ed: How to boost U.S. high school graduation rate to Europe's level

The U.S. has just experienced an on-time high school graduation rate of 81 percent, which is a record. However, other G-8 nations are doing far better, with many enjoying on-time graduation rates of over 90 percent. What can, and should, the U.S. do?

Mark Burik talks beach volleyball, Saint Francis Prep and future Special

Professional beach volleyball player Mark Burik chatted about his career in the sport, his future plans, as well as his high school, Saint Francis Prep.

Op-Ed: Three ways outgoing students can make the most of fall

As fall rolls in, thousands of high school students from all over the US are getting ready for college application season.

Chicago schools among best in Illinois according to demographics

Chicago - Chicago came out on top in Illinois school standings. U.S. News ranked five Chicago high schools in the top 10 Illinois high schools. This is an important factor for those looking to purchase a new home in Chicago.

High school student sues over 'F'

Renton - A high school student in Washington was accused of cheating on a test and now she is suing the district, demanding the grade be withdrawn.

Seven NJ high school football players charged in hazing scandal

Sayreville - Seven high school football players have been arrested in connection with a hazing scandal and three of the players have been charged with sex crimes for alleged assaults on younger team members last month, prosecutors said.

Op-Ed: ACT report reveals need for allowing teachers to fail students

We want our high school academics to be very rigorous. As rigorous as possible. So long as every student passes, that is. And that is why American education is not improving.

Op-Ed: 35% of U.S. in debt means high school must teach personal finance

With 35 percent of American adults in debt collection, hindering their credit scores, we need all 50 U.S. states to require personal finance, in addition to the usual economics, in the mandatory high school curricula.

High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.

Mother pays off student's balances after son is refused lunch

Dowagiac - A Michigan mother decided to give a Mother's Day present of her own by paying off every student's outstanding balance after her son was refused lunch.

Diver dies while searching sunken South Korean ferry for victims

Jindo - A diver searching the sunken ferry Sewol for bodies lost in last month's disaster off South Korea died Tuesday when a communication line broke, authorities said.

Teen allegedly gives semen-laced cupcakes to bullies

Bakersfield - A group of teenagers got their just desserts at the hands of their vengeful victim, who handed out cupcakes allegedly contaminated with semen.

Ferry that sank off South Korea was overloaded

Incheon - The ferry that sank off South Korea last week, killing as many as 300 passengers, was carrying three times as much cargo as recommended and might have been dangerously unstable.

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Ansan - Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.

Southern Kyrgyz school suspended because of snake infestation

Students are usually clever in figuring out ways to get out of going to class, but in a small village in southern Kyrgyzstan, mother nature may have helped out this time. Since the beginning of spring an onslaught of snakes has kept a high school closed.

New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.

Teenaged football player dies after collision on field

A 16-year-old football player from Brockton (New York) High School died Monday after being injured in a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game Friday night. Damon Janes, a junior who suffered the injuries, was a running back and defensive end.

School district proposes random drug tests for high schoolers

A school district in New Jersey has proposed random drug and alcohol testing for high school students, who could end up losing school privileges, as well as being forced into counseling, if they test positive.

Review: The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers

Los Angeles - Diving into a heartfelt book is something that's a novelty today but diving into a book that teaches us something is a rare treat. The Freedom Writers leave something unique between the pages.

AirTran kicks 100 rowdy students off flight

More than 100 high school students were kicked off a 6 a.m. AirTran flight at LaGuardia Airport after they failed to comply with the flight attendant's request.

Swedish school forgets to offer required course for graduation

High school seniors in Sweden are forced to finish an entire course in four days before graduation or accept a failing grade because of an error made by the administration.

Track team disqualified after Derrick Hayes gestures to thank God

Columbus - The Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals were disqualified after finishing first at the 4X100-meter relay race last weekend in Columbus, Texas, due to a gesture that the anchor runner Derrick Hayes made as he crossed the finish line.

More parents home schooling students with online education tools

Houston - Many students in the United States are unable to complete high school. Whether it's because of family strife, lack of interest in school or the choice of lifestyle (crime), high schools are adapting to technology and offering to complete a GED online.

School nurse's aide accused of sex with student in storage room

Houston - After a mother discovers explicit Facebook messages, a nurse's aide at Taylor High School in Houston is charged with having sex with a student on school grounds.

New York City high schoolers can't read, after graduating

New York - New York City high school graduates can't read. The percentage of students graduating without the ability to read is so high, community colleges create special classes.

Calvary Baptist Academy does ‘Harlem Shake’ — Students suspended Special

Shreveport - More than thirty-six students were suspended after a “Harlem Shake” video went viral on YouTube. The students involved were baseball players from Calvary Baptist Academy.
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High School Story and Cybersmile are teaming up.
High School Story and Cybersmile are teaming up.
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Belle Vue Boys School  Bradford.
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.
2011 Bentonville High School Homecoming Queen and Court.  Bentonville  Ark.
2011 Bentonville High School Homecoming Queen and Court. Bentonville, Ark.
The main building and the chapel of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria  Australia.
The main building and the chapel of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
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An empty classroom.
An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
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More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City  Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard s Fifth Regim...
More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Md
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Ben Moser & Mary Lapkowicz
Ben Moser & Mary Lapkowicz
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REMEMBERING: A makeshift memorial for passengers who died in the sinking of the MV Sewol in April ta...
REMEMBERING: A makeshift memorial for passengers who died in the sinking of the MV Sewol in April takes shape in downtown Seoul, near City Hall, on May 1.
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High school student, Jacob Rudolph, comes out to his fellow classmates.
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Lekia Hall
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MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at the public memorial to victims of the South Korea ferry disaster ...
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at the public memorial to victims of the South Korea ferry disaster at the Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan.
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Belle Vue Boys School  Bradford.
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.
REMEMBER: A memorial to the victims of the South Korean ferry Sewol  which sank April 16 with hundre...
REMEMBER: A memorial to the victims of the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank April 16 with hundreds of passengers, is seen May 1 in the Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan.
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French high school children
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Graduation
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Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles. Tiger Stadium. Bentonville, Ark. 10-07-11
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at a public memorial for victims of the South Korea ferry disaster a...
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at a public memorial for victims of the South Korea ferry disaster at the Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan, the location of the high school where most of the victims attended.
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Panoramic view of Osh, taken on May 28, 2005.
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Graduation seat reserved for student who lost his life to cancer.
Graduation seat reserved for student who lost his life to cancer.
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