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May Junior College Readiness Tips

May is a pivotal time of year for highly school juniors. Proactive college planning will empower their senior year college application process. Below we provide key testing, summer planning, counseling, and college visiting tips. 1. Test Readiness Juniors can take the SAT or ACT. Show More Summary

The Bright, Spring-y Update to Tyler's Go-To Bag

When I was a senior in high school, my mom took me shopping for a Very Special Present: My first adult handbag. I had my eye on the Louis Vuitton Murakami multicolor Speedy, because it was 2003 and that's what Jessica Simpson and everyone at my school had (in hindsight, everyone at my school had a... Continue reading

Uplift High School Seniors Make Headlines With 62 College Acceptances, Scholarships

You may have heard the news last week about Chicago twins Deprice and Shaprice Hunt, who were accepted into a combined 62 colleges (and counting). Their accomplishments were featured by the WGN Morning Show, Huffington Post, NBC national news, and even Teen Vogue. Show More Summary

Ashland’s Johansson Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

10 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Maxwell Johansson of the Ashland 4-H trap team was the winner in 16-yard targets in the senior high division The post Ashland’s Johansson Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Two High School Students Join SamTrans CAC

At a time when most kids their age are developing a severe case of senioritis or making plans for the summer, two local high school students are getting ready to help shape the future policies and plans for SamTrans.

Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The elder of Obama's daughters is a senior at SidwellShow More Summary

Dennis Hastert Case Renews Calls To Change Child Sex Abuse Reporting Laws

For nearly 40 years, Scott Cross hid from everybody what he called his "darkest secret." And in a federal courtroom, the 53-year-old revealed it to the world. “Coach Hastert sexually abused me in 1979, my senior year in high school,"...Show More Summary

Malia Obama is officially going to Harvard

After months of rampant speculation, The White House announced the Malia Obama has chosen to attend Harvard University. The high school senior at Sidwell Friends School will take a gap year after she graduates, according to a statement from the East Wing. Show More Summary

Malia Obama Will Take Year Off Before Heading to Harvard in 2017

The mystery is over. After lots of speculation of where the most coveted high school senior would go to college, the White House announced on Sunday that Malia Obama will be attending Harvard University. But the 17-year-old high school...Show More Summary

Dream Logic 2016

Political logic can be a lot like dream logic. I recently had a dream of what I understand is a very common type: It was close to the end of senior year in high school, and I had just failed to show up for an exam, and failed to write a term paper on Edmund Spenser that was due. Show More Summary

A Teen's Plea For Universal Free School Lunch

A New York City high school senior explains how she was bullied and taunted for being eligible for free school lunch. Universal free school lunch could end the stigma.

Facing the Empty Nest: The Mother of a High School Senior Finally Cracks

Idyllic morning in DC. Azaleas in full flower. I sip coffee at the kitchen window, eying a robin as she builds her nest on a low branch outside. Her cheerful air of maternal anticipation is too much. Don't do it, girl. Drop that twig and go get your doctorate or something. Show More Summary

Journey to College Series #3: Narrowing Down College Visit Choices

By Robin Levi, Advisor Students Rising Above The following is the third installment of the Students Rising Above's College Application Journey series, which profiles four high school seniors as they overcome the odds and strive to become...Show More Summary

This High School Student Is Helping Her Peers Embrace Their Black Identity

Hadiyah Collins grew up with a complicated relationship to her curly tresses and cocoa-brown skin. But now, as a senior in high school, she has fully embraced her black identity and is helping her peers to do the same. Collins was brought...Show More Summary

Chris Gethard’s Yearbook Photo

“They call me “bro” a lot… and I’m like, “that is not the name you called me in high school.”” Comedian Chris Gethard proudly shared his senior yearbook photo on Conan. See kids? It does get better. You can at least be the branch. Seriously though things change.

Every Adult Should Listen Carefully To This Teen's Speech On Rape Culture

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Nadia Goldman is no ordinary high school senior. The 18-year-old dropped some serious knowledge about misogyny and sexism in a speech she made this past week at her Minneapolis high school. The speech, which Goldman posted on YouTube,...Show More Summary

This Girl Was Kicked Out of Her Prom Because of This "Revealing" Dress

When a high school student arrived to her senior prom in Tennessee, she was met with a surprising request: to leave. Last Friday, Amy "spent time looking for the perfect dress, got her hair done and was meticulous in putting her makeup on," Tiffani Taylor, a friend of Amy's, wrote on her Facebook page. Show More Summary

Is America Getting Stupider? High School Math And Reading Scores On The Skids

Hear that thud? That’s the sound of math scores dropping in high schools across America. High school seniors throughout the United States are performing poorer in math than ever before. Statistics published in The Nation’s Report Card indicate a very disturbing trend. Show More Summary

Will Governor Haslam do the Right Thing and Veto Anti-LGBT Bill in Tennessee?

Post submitted by Ryan Wilson, HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer Last week the Tennessee General Assembly ended their session ‘sine die’ (with no date to return this year). The end of the 2016 session was marked with a high note as over 20 bills that HRC and our coalition partners were tracking died and Rep. Show More Summary

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

WASHINGTON — The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college. Continue reading ? The post Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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