Students are best prepared for a life of democratic citizenship when they study real-world applications close to home.
Evan Young was valedictorian of this year's graduating class at Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colo. He'd planned to give his valedictory address at the graduation ceremony May 16. But Principal B.J. Buchmann didn't give him the chance.
The biggest absurdity is that a college degree has become the only gateway into the American middle class when not every young person is suited to four years of college. This has to stop.
"Don't make history a mystery" read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colo. High-school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as "JeffCo," have been walking out of class en masse this past week, protesting the planned censorship of the district's Advanced Placement (AP) United States history curriculum by the local school board.
According to a map I made and recently discovered in my high school history textbook, I would have been 24 when I became a “Red Chinese” subject, and atomic weapons would have been removed from the equation.
South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
Since I’m a public school teacher, everybody always asks me what I think about charter schools. You got an hour?
Despite the principal's plea to not report the attack, the victim filed charges against the basketball player out of fear he would strike again. Those fears were confirmed just two weeks later when he is said to have sexually assaulted another student. The story gets even more heartbreaking as it progresses.
Back when I was a freshman in high school, a senior made a short documentary about a group of extremely young feminists in my class who were dismissed as "dirty girls."
High school teacher Jeffrey Wright has turned his own life experience parenting a special needs child into a lecture that profoundly impacts his students' lives. “When you start talking about physics, you start to wonder, ‘What is the purpose of it all?’ he says. “Kids started coming to me and asking me those ultimate questions."