Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:03am
By Wednesday afternoon, more than 430 people had signed a petition on the website Change.org that urges the Wake County, N.C. school board to opt for the name “West Apex High” instead of Apex Friendship High. The word “Friendship” was included in the name to honor the historic Friendship community, where the new school will be located.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:53pm
Through a patchwork of nurses’ offices and independent clinics operating in schools, students can now get free emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step in more than 50 high school buildings, generally in neighborhoods with high teenage pregnancy rates.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:46pm
Located on the Northeast Ohio Medical University campus, the Bio-Med Science Academy, a year-round public high school, is bringing opportunity to rural students who may be interested in pursuing careers in science and medicine.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:06pm
Five dozen teenagers decrypting codes, cleaning malware and fending off network intrusions in the finals of a national cybersecurity contest got a glimpse of the labor market’s appetite for their skills as sponsors such as network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. described career opportunities. Internships start as young as 16 at Northrop Grumman Corp.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 2:54pm
S.C high school students would no longer have to pass an exit exam to graduate if a state House bill becomes law – welcome news for the thousands of students who struggle year after year to pass both the test’s math and English sections.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:21am
Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government’s top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking. Their goal with “Toaster Wars” is to cultivate the nation’s next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online “high school hacking competition,” open to grades 6-12, is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6.