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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.

2 California students have fingers severed during tug-of-war game

South El Monte - Two California students participating in a tug-of-war game were rushed to the hospital after they had their fingers severed. The incident occurred on Monday while the students were involved in Spirit Week festivities at El Monte Union High School.

Cops shoot dogs in front of Philadelphia high school

Philadelphia - When a stray dog got into a pickup truck at a red light outside the high school in Chester, Pa, a fight ensued. Police officers responding to a call about the dog fight opened fire and shot the dogs five times with a pistol and once with a shotgun.

Teen shocks students, teachers, comes out at award ceremony

Parsippany - A New Jersey high school student shocked many of his fellow students and teachers during a ceremony honoring him as "Best Actor".

High schools in Mass. implementing breathalyzer tests

Teenage drinking is a problem that plagues every city across the United States. Massachusetts' high schools may have found a way to help lessen the problem.

Video: 'Love Live! School Idol Project' preview trailer

Before its first airing on January 6, a new preview video has been released for the upcoming series "Love Live! School Idol Project."

Video: The science of love and caring of 'Wright's Law'

Louisville - Mr. Jeffrey Wright, a physics teacher at the Louisville Male Traditional High School, is one of those memorable and inspirational teachers. He was the subject of a short film called "Wright's Law" made by a former student.

Philadelphia installing condom dispensers at 22 city schools

Philadelphia - After winter break students in 22 Philadelphia public high schools will return to school seeing a new feature: clear plastic dispensers filled with free condoms.

2 high school students hold hands as punishment for fighting

Mesa - After getting into a fight at PE class, two U.S. high school students were given the choice of being suspended or be publicly humiliated in the school courtyard.

School bans homework for two years

A German school has decided to ban homework as a means to help kids feel less stressed over their schoolwork. The initiative will run as a test and then be evaluated at the end of two years.

Op-Ed: Bradford's educational apartheid

Bradford - Bradford's high schools are effectively ethnically segregated. High school after high school has a pupil intake that is either almost entirely white or almost entirely of Asian origin.
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2011 Bentonville High School Homecoming Queen and Court.  Bentonville  Ark.
2011 Bentonville High School Homecoming Queen and Court. Bentonville, Ark.
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Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles.  Tiger Stadium.  Bentonville  Ark. 10-07-11
Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles. Tiger Stadium. Bentonville, Ark. 10-07-11
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Highland Park High School  near Chicago  IL  USA.
Highland Park High School, near Chicago, IL, USA.
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Belle Vue Boys School  Bradford.
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.
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Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles.  Tiger Stadium.  Bentonville  Ark.  10-07-11
Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles. Tiger Stadium. Bentonville, Ark. 10-07-11
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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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The football scoreboard at Franklin Regional Senior High School
The football scoreboard at Franklin Regional Senior High School
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Belle Vue Boys School  Bradford.
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.
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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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High School Story and Cybersmile are teaming up.
High School Story and Cybersmile are teaming up.
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French high school children
French high school children
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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
The National Guard
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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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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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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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Panoramic view of Osh  taken on May 28  2005.
Panoramic view of Osh, taken on May 28, 2005.
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High school student  Jacob Rudolph  comes out to his fellow classmates.
High school student, Jacob Rudolph, comes out to his fellow classmates.
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