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Principal Bribes Students to Decide School's Fate

Students will earn easy extra credit points if they vote. Credit: Corbis Columbus High School in Bronx, N.Y., may be closed down by the state unless parents and officials vote for conversion to a charter...The principal defends her plan by saying she's not encouraging people to vote one way or another.

High School Opts to Drop Fs From Transcripts, Some Say That's a Serious Fail

Should kids be given the chance to master course work instead of failing outright? Credit: Corbis
You may not like to see your children fail, but would you go so far to protect them as to eliminate the word "fail" from their vocabularies? ...
A new policy says it's OK to flunk that test, as long as you pass it at some point.

First Stem Cell Research Curriculum Developed for High School Students

Today's high schools will yield tomorrow's cutting edge researchers. Credit: Corbis
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has developed the first high school stem cell curriculum in the U.S., and will be offering it to...

Later School Start Means Less Sleepy, Happier Teens

Your teen actually does need that much sleep. Credit: Getty Images
Teenagers who have a hard time getting up for school in the morning (OK, that would be pretty much all of them) may not simply be lazy -- they just knows what's good for them. ...

No Soup for You: School Serves Up Cold Lunch As Punishment

Bridgett Reed is upset that her child and other students at Atlantic City High School are being punished by only being served cheese sandwiches for lunch. Credit: Anthony Smedile, Press of Atlantic City
Some New Jersey high school students...

LA School Board Approves Controversial Reform Plan

In what could become an example for school districts nationwide, the Los Angeles school board passed a controversial plan last month that will let teachers manage nearly two dozen schools in the state's largest district. Ramon C. Cortines, the...

LipDub Videos Show High Schoolers' Directorial Chops

Move over, Martin Scorsese -- you've got competition. Students at high schools and universities are trying their hand at one-shot videos featuring hundreds of cast members lip-syncing to catchy pop tunes. Senior Luke McDaneld at Lawrence...

Most Amazing Kids of 2009

Sometimes it feels like the world is just one big bad mess, but then you hear about the little girl who left love notes for her family as she was dying of cancer, or the high school football players that led their blind teammate into the end zone...

Student Banned From High School Yearbook For Making Funny Face

A Texas teen with a sense of humor had her picture removed from the high school yearbook for making a funny face for the camera. Fifteen-year-old Charlie Patton of San Antonio, Texas, mugged for her fellow students on picture day to get them to...

Students Watch Porn In Class By Accident

This just goes to show that sometimes too much technology in the classroom can be a bad idea. A substitute teacher at a Denver high school got quite a shock when he went to play a movie his class was scheduled to watch. According to news...

Bullied to Death

17-year-old Mentor, Ohio High School student Eric Mohat was the target of relentless verbal and physical abuse from his fellow students. In March of 2007, Eric committed suicide after one of his tormentors said, "Why don't you go home and shoot...

Being Popular in School Pays Off

Have you ever wondered how the popular kids you went to school with fared later on in life? Did their natural ability to win friends and influence people lead to financial success in adulthood? Or did they end up flipping burgers for minimum wage...

Late Start for Sleepy Students

A proposed hour or more delay of school starting time may give kids a better night's sleep and help them remain more alert in the classroom, but it can also wreak havoc on after-school care and programs. The buzz of the alarm clock often comes...

Teen Spots Error on State Writing Test

When high school junior Geoffery Stanford sat down to take his state's standardized writing test last week, little did he know he wasn't just proofreading his own work -- but the test itself. Stanford found a glaring typo on his test missed by the 30...

Can Sobriety Be Cool?

Huey Lewis' classic anthem about growing old, er, growing up, "Hip to be Square," makes settling down and becoming mature seem like the cool thing to do. There's a group of high school students in Wisconsin that are trying to do the same thing for...

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