Tag: Education (Secondary)

Ohio High School Plans to Drug-Test All Students at Least Once a Year

In an effort to discourage drug use and vaping, a Catholic high school in Ohio has announced plans to begin testing its students for drugs and nicotine, joining what education professionals are calling a growing trend. Administrators at Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, said in a letter to parents this week that […]

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Georgetown Will Start Fund to Benefit Descendants of Slave Sale

Joining a wave of American institutions moving to offer a measure of restitution for their ties to slavery, Georgetown University announced on Tuesday that it would raise about $400,000 a year to benefit the descendants of the 272 enslaved people who were sold to help keep the college afloat nearly two centuries ago, officials said. […]

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California Tells Schools to Start Later, Giving Teenagers More Sleep

California students can look forward to extra sleep in the morning once a new law takes effect. The law, signed on Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, pushes back the start times at most public middle and high schools, making California the first state to order such a shift. Classes for high schools, including those operated […]

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Cheerleaders With Trump Banner Set Off a Controversy in North Carolina

A photo of high school cheerleaders holding a Trump banner ignited a heated controversy in North Carolina that drew in a congressman and an alleged member of a far-right group, showing how local skirmishes can both fuel and be fed by the nation’s broader culture wars. The saga began on Friday, Aug. 30. That night, […]

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Training Teenagers for Guerrilla Warfare in the Wealthy Suburbs? Welcome to 1969

In the last year of the 1960s, a political poster began showing up on dorm room walls. It showed a hand holding up two fingers in a peace symbol, captioned “1966.” Below that, in a second image captioned “1967,” the index finger was lowered, middle finger up. “1968” was symbolized with a raised fist. The […]

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Hong Kong Students Begin School Year With Gas Masks, Class Boycotts and Protests

HONG KONG — High school students in Hong Kong starting the new school year on Monday arrived to class wearing gas masks and joined hands to form human chains. University undergraduates held a strike, waved flags and chanted protest slogans. After a summer of demonstrating in the streets, outside municipal offices and in the airport, […]

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Fairy-Tale College Applications

Nyjal Mitchell, 16, and his family filed a police complaint in 2017 against Mike Landry, the founder of T.M. Landry, detailing what they said were three instances of assault. Sanaa Mitchell, 12, Nyjal’s younger sister, said Mike Landry made a mistake by picking on her brother and her family.CreditAnnie Flanagan for The New York Times […]

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Telling the Story of Race in New York City’s Elite High Schools Using Old Yearbooks — Including My Own

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Movies about American high schools usually portray a micro-society ruled by football players, the wildly popular kings of the hallways. The cheerleaders are blond, pretty-but-bubbly ditzes; the “all-American” look is usually Anglo-Saxon, with Asian, black […]

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