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  • Fullerton High School District candidates forum
    Common Core, upcoming bond vote the main focus of FJUSD candidates forum
    The implementation of Common Core and the upcoming bond vote took up a great deal of discussion time at Fullerton Joint Union High School District's candidates forum.The forum, held September 29 at Arborland Montessori School and sponsored by...
  • Getting fueled up via education for success
    Getting fueled up via education for success
    “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” is what many advertisements (written and oral) advocate and make us aware of the fact that education is not only important but a necessity to eliminate handicaps that challenge our ability to...
  • The List
    Slam dunk: Book review of ‘The List’ by Siobhan Vivian
    Bam! For a novel I picked up at Target because I needed something lighter and reading palette cleansing (my previous books were a horrible non-fiction and a really long novel that felt like it would never end) this novel produced! The List by...
  • Homecoming dance dress code: Utah school's inane dress code bans gals from dance
    Homecoming dance dress code: Utah school's inane dress code bans gals from dance
    A homecoming dance dress code policy out of a Utah high school is receiving intense criticism this week after administrators put their policy in action – stationing themselves at the entrance to Bingham High School in South Jordan and...
  • 'Graduation Day'
    DVD Review: 'Graduation Day'
    You know the drill: the 1980s produced loads of cheap slasher horror films, some were good, most were awful, blah blah blah.The one we will be exploring today is a little number called 'Graduation Day.'Laura (Ruth Ann Llorens) is a high...
  • Can you begin home-schooling at the high school level?
    Can you begin home-schooling at the high school level?
    The number of home-schoolers is growing every day. In one state (North Carolina) home-schooled kids outnumber those in private schools. Can you start home-schooling at the high school level when you have never home-schooled before? Absolutely...
  • The Prom Book: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need by Lauren Metz
    The Prom Book: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need by Lauren Metz - or maybe not
    Lauren Metz began her professional career on staff at Seventeen Magazine, and it shows in her work.While the author aims to write a book that makes the ultimate prom seem within the reach of any of her readers, she begins Chapter One by, revealing...
  • Draven Rodriguez yearbook photo: Sr's ridiculous yearbook photo has cat, lasers
    Draven Rodriguez yearbook photo: Sr's ridiculous yearbook photo has cat, lasers
    Draven Rodriguez’s yearbook photo is now being seen by more people than he ever thought would. Rodriguez, a senior from Schenectady High School in upstate New York, has just broken the cheesy-meter with his self-admitted “ridiculous...
  • uniform
    Uniformed soldier thrown out of daughter's school; might 'offend' someone
    Sadly ironic, the Fox News affiliate WJBKin Detroit, Mich. updated on Sept. 11, 2014 a developing incident involving a U.S. Army officer being turned away from his daughter's new school due to him being attired in the uniform of his country....
  • Principal arrested for throwing pretzels on mother of his children
    High school principal arrested: Threw pretzels on mother of his children
    According to WTVR News on Tuesday, the principal of Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia was arrested over the Labor Day weekend just before school started. Jafar W. Barakat was arrested because of a domestic dispute, held in custody and...
  • Stanford University
    Tips for your child’s college admission interview
    If you are the parent of a high school senior, then this year is all about getting ready for college. Part of the college experience is getting through the college admissions interview and these tips can help. The admissions interview is part of...
  • A high school
    Pediatricians push for later school start times for teens for health, safety
    The American Academy of Pediatricians is calling for a later school starting time for teens, citing the link between a lack of sleep and poor health and car crashes, not to mention bad grades and a few other issues. According to CBS News on Aug....
  • Teens can win $10,000 in Feed the World competition
    Teens can win $10,000 in Feed the World competition
    Here's a wonderful way to encourage teens to work at solving world issues -- and they can win $10,000 in the process!The Clean Tech Competition is a unique worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth that assigns a different...
  • high school
    Headed for USNA? Are you a Freshman in HS?
    Here’s a summary of what your freshman year in high school might resemble if your goal for college is USNA. This is based on the real experiences of a successful Naval Academy applicant, what she did for the four years of high school to make...
  • goal setting
    Goal Setting When You're Fourteen
    Can a high school freshmanbe goal-oriented? Should they—or is this too early? Though many deliberate, no one yet has invented a time machine to unring the proverbial bell. And high school requires the ringing of many academic, social and...