In a letter sent to the East St. Louis school board in April, the Illinois superintendent of education said the board was engaged in acts of corruption.
Editor's Note: Pamela Greyer is a K-12 science educator, STEM education consultant and NASA solar system ambassador. She is the former site director of NASA's Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy Chicago Program and continues to mentor and engage youths in NASA engineering competitions and contests.
When he co-founded Harborside Health Center, the world's largest medicinal-cannabis dispensary, located in Oakland, California, five years ago, Steve DeAngelo's goal was to provide a safe, comfortable, organized alternative to what he saw as a broken system in the state, professional thugs on one side, irresponsible stoners on the other.
Three academically competitive high schools from different areas of the country are competing for a lofty prize: an appearance and a speech from President Barack Obama at their spring commencement ceremony.
A new report on high school course work indicates that students are completing more challenging courses and taking more credits than they did in the past.
Every one of the 3,000 students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, has met with a guidance counselor and come up with individual goals that include plans for graduating high school and beyond.
Atlanta's public school system was told Tuesday it has until September 30 to make progress on a series of recommendations or risk its high schools' losing their accreditation, a fate that would affect the college hopes of many of the system's graduates.
Seven Maryland high schoolers fell ill suddenly Thursday after eating brownies, a county fire official said.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Billy Wagner believes in second chances. Also third, fourth, fifth and sixth chances, ad infinatum. In baseball, the magic number for chances is three. But in life Wagner believes you always get another chance, a second chance to improve.
Somewhere in Kuwait in late 2007, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Chris Croft handed a package to a convoy commander bound for Baghdad. Croft told the commander to deliver the package to Lt. Col. Fred Wintrich.
For gay teens Constance McMillen and Ceara Sturgis, high school has ended, but acceptance of their sexuality in each of their Mississippi towns is just beginning, they say.
Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be depressed than their alert classmates who get enough sleep, a new study has found.
When the Wear twins, David and Travis, asked for their release from North Carolina in early May, coach Roy Williams called it a "complete surprise" -- and said it was a significant blow to his team's frontcourt. The loss of the two 6-foot-8 forwards, both of whom saw minutes as freshmen, left the Tar Heels with just two returning big men, junior Tyler Zeller and sophomore John Henson. But it also set off a chain reaction.
One out of four U.S. high school students fails to graduate on time, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The battered economy is devastating school districts nationwide. Faced with shrinking budgets, many schools say they have no choice but to lay off teachers, cut arts and sports programs or consider other drastic measures to save money.
Just one in 10 Latino high school dropouts earns a high school equivalency degree, compared with two in 10 African-American dropouts and three in 10 white dropouts, the Pew Hispanic Center said Thursday.
Kajal Kumar knows the value of a good education. She's a career woman who poured years of her life into studying to become a certified public accountant with an MBA.
Michael seemed to do well post-rehab - and had legally changed his surname, PEOPLE learns
A teen bullying another was captured on tape. After the victim submitted it to iReport, police began an investigation.
Her choppy blue-and-blond hair hiding the fear in her eyes, a 15-year-old voiced her dislike for a hip-hop music group and got punched in the face by a classmate. The whole thing was caught on tape and social media helped police in their investigation.
Mike Mayers said the South-Western City School District's decision to cancel sports made every day feel "like Tuesday." This particular Tuesday, however, looms larger than any Friday night when the lights shone bright and Mayers played quarterback in front of 11,000 fans at Grove City (Ohio) High. Though some of their teammates left for other schools, Mayers and hundreds of other district athletes who stayed have traded uniforms for campaign shirts and footballs for flyers in a last-ditch effort to save high school sports.
Before the 2009 draft was even over, Baseball America was already looking to the future. After attending numerous high school showcase events and researching 18 summer college leagues and the collegiate national team, our picture of the 2010 draft class began to take shape.
That first Friday at Grove City High was so quiet. Any other school year, the school's nationally acclaimed band would have ended the day by marching through the halls blasting the fight song. Any other school year, more than 11,000 would have gathered later that evening at the stadium behind the school to watch the Greyhounds -- better known as the Dawgs -- open their season. Any other school year, Friday would have meant something.
Whoever said names will never hurt you was wrong, according to a new study.
Elmo from "Sesame Street" is the government's latest weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus.
Elmo and Gordon want you to wash your hands so you don't catch the flu.
Before Friday night lights, there is summer suffering.
In his first playing day after being celebrated on the cover of Sports Illustrated as The Next Big Thing in baseball, Bryce Harper, all of 16 years old and a high school sophomore at Las Vegas High School, drew a standing-room only crowd of 800 people to an amateur game in Oklahoma (at $5 a pop, he pretty much funded the host school's program right there), attracted a media horde that included six radio and television stations and a crew from an ESPN show, E:60, and signed autographs for more than 40 minutes. Oh, yeah: He also happened to bomb two monster home runs.
Nearly 6.2 million students in the United States between the ages of 16 and 24 in 2007 dropped out of high school, fueling what a report released Tuesday called "a persistent high school dropout crisis."
The mother of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared while on spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has identified her daughter on grainy hotel surveillance video.
Missing 17 year old Brittanee Drexel is seen on surveillance video from the hotel where she was staying in Myrtle Beach.
The reaction to the news of California high schooler Jeremy Tyler's plan was as predictable as it was tired. The New York Times reported Thursday that Tyler, a 6-foot-11 junior at San Diego High, plans to skip his senior year in high school to play professionally in Europe. In two years, when his high school class is one year past graduation, he'll return to the U.S. and enter the NBA draft.
Recovering teens can go to special high schools to help them stay clean. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
It was Halloween night when 12-year-old Lucy Gross picked up her first marijuana cigarette, starting a spiral from which she is still struggling to recover.
D.C.-area students will hear about setting career goals - and dine at the White House
When Bill Gates gets worked up about something, his body language changes. He suspends his habit of rocking forward and back in his chair and sits a little straighter. His voice rises in pitch. Today the subject is America's schools.
Country singer Gretchen Wilson got her GED with the help of her hero, Bernadine Nelson.
A tumultuous home life forced country music star Gretchen Wilson to grow up quickly.
The My Own Worst Enemy star credits his children for inspiring him to get a GED
Is Gov. Sarah Palin overshadowing Sen. John McCain? CNN's Carol Costello reports.
It was the night before Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was to accept the Republican vice presidential nomination in a nationally televised speech, and Becky Moore couldn't sleep a wink.
Yes, she did graduate ("really cool"), but no, she's not dating a Jonas Brother!
Kevin Newsome, an honor student from Virginia who also plays a little quarterback, won't need any help to qualify academically to play college football. So why is Newsome headed to prep school next month?
Forget the wins, which hit 300 in February. Forget the four New York state public school titles in eight years. Of all the statistics Mount Vernon (N.Y.) boys' basketball coach Bob Cimmino keeps, he cherishes one the most. He's 82-for-85. In his time as the Knights' varsity coach, all but three of his players have gone on to college. Cimmino, a social studies teacher who counts Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon as a program alum, considers sports a critical part of any high school's curriculum.
CNN's Don Lemon reports on the first white valedictorian in historically black Morehouse's 141-year history.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on an increase in pregnancies at one high school that appears to have beeen deliberate.
A Massachusetts fishing town tries to understand why so many of its teenagers made a pact to get pregnant. How one school is grappling with the Juno effect
The valedictorian at a Fresno high school won't be attending a U.S. college because he's being deported. KGPE reports.
Hundreds of yearbook photos were altered. Some heads were pasted on different bodies. WFAA's Craig Civale reports.
Illinois coach Ron Zook believes college football's ruling class has enacted a law to keep the serfs from joining the landed gentry. Alabama coach Nick Saban, the man the rule was instituted for, hates it. USC coach Pete Carroll thinks his rivals have handcuffed him because they're lazy. And while Zook, Saban, Carroll and their ilk sit in their offices this spring, a silent majority of head coaches will breathe easier.
Out of the spotlight after revealing her pregnancy, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears is moving ahead with her life, passing her GED and thinking about college, a family friend tells PEOPLE.
All six of the High School Musical stars have officially signed on for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions announced Monday.
Years before Melinda French met and married Bill Gates, she had a love affair - with an Apple computer. ¶ She was growing up in Dallas in a hard-working middle-class family. Ray French, Melinda's dad, stretched their budget to pay for all four children to go to college. An engineer, he started a family business on the side, operating rental properties. "That meant scrubbing floors and cleaning ovens and mowing the lawns," Melinda recalls. The whole family pitched in every weekend. When Ray brought home an Apple III computer one day when she was 16, she was captivated. "We would help him run the business and keep the books," she says. "We saw money coming in and money going out."
Connecticut public high schools will begin offering online courses to students next month, according to Gov. M. Jodi Rell.
America's once-proud public school system -- the great equalizer of our democratic society -- is failing an entire generation of students. Millions of high-school students are donning their caps and gowns this month, but a new Education Week report reveals that more than 1.2 million students will fail to graduate high school this year. Half of our black and Hispanic male students are dropping out of public high schools.
The high school talent in this year's MLB First-Year Player Draft was thought to be the best in recent memory, and yesterday's run on prep prospects proved that to be true.
The victims came to Virginia Tech from different backgrounds and different continents.
About 20 miles south of Memphis, along the Mississippi River, Tunica County, Miss., used to be a popular stop for journalists and politicians looking to be appalled by black poverty.
Have you ever used what you learned in high school to get a job? Ask the graduates of Central Educational Center in Coweta County, Georgia, and you'll likely get a resounding "yes."
Cody Chang and Jonathan Mohan didn't even know what an entrepreneur was when they signed up for a class on business and entrepreneurship at their local YMCA.
Children's publishing company Scholastic said that it is removing materials from its Web site originally created for use in conjunction with ABC's "The Path to 9/11" amid growing controversy over the docudrama.
Nearly one in four high school students were smokers last year, a rate that has not budged in several years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
School's out in nearly every part of the country, and students are delightfully spilling into their summer vacations with little, if any, thought of what September will bring.
It's lunchtime at Shelbyville High School, 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, and more than 100 teenagers are buzzing over trays in the cafeteria.
A few years ago Laura Steere, R.N., nearly died while riding a frisky pinto gelding.
When it comes to teaching kids about money, America has a problem. It's not just that the majority--85% of high school students, at last count--aren't getting any school-based personal-finance educ...
Calling four out of five Americans "financially illiterate," three influential organizations--the National Association of Securities Dealers, the North American Securities Administrators Associatio...
Your son or daughter knows this by now: Don't start an assignment the night before it's due. The same applies for a successful college search. In this case, starting four years in advance is probab...
There is a growing income disparity in the work force between those with and without a college degree. How can high schools better prepare students headed straight for the job market? New research ...
With prep school costs running nearly as high as the $26,000 a year that Ivy League colleges command these days, most families who send their kids to private or parochial schools must sacrifice new...
If you think you can cut your child's college bills only by being needy enough to qualify for financial aid, you're in for a pleasant surprise. There are many other means of slashing thousands of d...
If your child takes the SAT this fall and again next spring, his or her score on the second test will almost certainly leap, by as much as 100 points. The ^ reason: Starting in April, the College B...
Science isn't only for people who tape their glasses. That's the message of U.S. First, a nonprofit organization that holds an annual competition in which professional engineers and high school stu...
Among the K-12 set, Japanese language instruction is on the increase. The Japan Foundation Language Center reports that more than 1,700 public and private schools in the U.S. now offer Japanese, do...
CHECK OFF THE THINGS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IN A COLLEGE: -- SMALL CLASSES -- TOPFLIGHT PROFESSORS -- THE CHANCE TO DO INDEPENDENT RESEARCH -- PLENTY OF PERSONAL ATTENTION -- ROCK-BOTTOM TUITION -- ALL...
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! That percussive sound bite uttered by George Bush as the reason for his ill-fated trip to Tokyo has become the watchword of America's anxiety about its economic future. The giant ...
The growth of any industry tends to spawn new businesses that feed off it, and higher education, now a $140-billion-a-year enterprise, is no exception. During the past two decades, helping parents ...
WHAT DO KIDS know about the world of work, that mysterious adult realm hidden behind the concrete walls of factories and the reflective windows of office towers? Not much, and not nearly enough to ...
THE BELLS you hear ringing in your local schools these days may be the tocsins of revolution. Stung by the failure of earlier reforms, an increasing number of states and cities are radically alteri...
WILL THE DRIVE to revive America's ailing public schools, launched in the early 1980s, start producing results in the 1990s? It had better. By the latest tally, the high school dropout rate remains...
For college-bound youngsters and their families, an aptitude for meeting deadlines is the first college entrance requirement. Failure to file the right form at the right time could hurt your chance...
Meeting deadlines is a small but important part of the college admissions process. Failure to file the right form at the right time could conceivably hurt your chances of getting financial aid or a...
By the year 2000, every child must start school ready to learn. The United States must increase the high school graduation rate to no less than 90%. In critical subjects, at the fourth, eighth, and...
IF THE FUTURE has a voice, it is the voice of youth. To learn more about the world to be, FORTUNE asked a diverse group of 20 mostly high-school-age youths around the country about their expectatio...
Dear Milton, Happy New Year, where you are at least, I hope. In New York City everything's going to pot again. The schools are falling down, the hospitals are falling down, Wall Street is falling d...
BUY A BURGER and catch a disturbing glimpse of America's future. When they ring up your order, those bustling teenagers behind most fast-food restaurant counters are pressing pictures of hamburgers...
THE TEACHER CAPTIVATES the class as he paces back and forth, commenting, cracking jokes, asking questions. ''Everybody loves a sincere speaker,'' says the wiry young instructor, immaculately dresse...
; In a better world, we would not put our children through this. Every high school senior would know precisely what he or she wanted out of higher education; college admissions directors would hone...
LISTEN: % ''He made me scared, so I pulled the trigger. So feel sorry? I doubt it. I didn't want to see him go down like that, but better him than me.'' ''I'm gonna work 40 hours a week and bring h...
With today's college-age generation 15% smaller than it was in the peak years of the mid-1970s, you might expect that joining the freshman class of the best schools would be easier to achieve. Surp...