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High-tech Charter High School Planned for Indianapolis

New STEM high school to open in 2017

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced plans for a new STEM-focused high school in…

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[WATCH] High School Senior Awarded $3M in Scholarship Money

Arianna Alexander says her father encouraged her to do her best

High school senior, Arianna Alexander, was accepted into 26 schools, 8 ivy leagues, and awarded…

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Linda Cliatt-Wayman Delivers Fearless TED Talk

High school principal's vision for changing low-performing schools

Meet Linda Cliatt-Wayman, a high school principal with a vision for change at low performing…

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Kendrick Lamar Inspires Teens During Visit to a New Jersery High School

Lamar interacts with students at High Tech High School in New Jersey

Kendrick Lamar visits High Tech High School in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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U.S. on Track to Reach High School Graduation Rate of 90% by 2020

Progress driven by subset of districts and states and by underserved students

High school graduation rates reach record high, but challenges remain for low-income students.

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Magic Johnson Donates $1 Million to Support Chicago Teachers

Johnson gives back to the nonprofit OneGoal

Magic Johnson donates $1 million to OneGoal to support Chicago teachers.

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A State by State Breakdown of the Latest High School Graduation Rates

Data also shows a persistent achievement gap amongst minority students

Recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows a breakdown of graudaiton rates…

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6 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College in the New Year

Helpful tips for college-bound high school students

A list of tips to help high school juniors and seniors prepare for college

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The Roots Create Foundation to Address Educational Needs of Alma Mater

Grammy-winning band raises funds to benefit old performing arts high school

The Roots start foundation to meet the educational needs of their Philadelphia alma mater

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High School Dropout Rate Hits Record Low for Blacks and Hispanics

Higher academic achievements from black and Hispanic students helps to improve the nation's graduation rate

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the dropout rate for black and…

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50 Cent and Chuck D Produce TV Series to Help Troubled Teens

Celebrities come together to serve as mentors in Sundance TV series

Rappers 50 Cent and Chuck D join forces to produce television series to help troubled…

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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

Young scholar plans to attend Harvard in the fall on a full scholarship

Queens, N.Y., student Shanelle Davis makes history at her school as the first African American…

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High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master”

Teen's mom demands proper action be taken

After reportedly being asked to call his teacher “master,” one Iowa teen’s mom is demanding…

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Top High School Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Title

School policy forces top performing student to share prestigious title

Ladarius Sapho, senior Proviso East High School, forced to share valedictorian title because of school…

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Study: Black Male High-School Dropouts Have High Prison Risk

Research shows 70% have a chance of going to prison

Study shows that black male high school dropouts have a 70% chance of going to…

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Reading and Math Performance Remains Stagnant Among 12th Graders

National scores remain the same, with black and Latino students continuing to fall behind

National scores for high school seniors remain the same since 2009, with black and Latino…

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Give Your New Graduate A Financial Head Start

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to mark a rite of passage to adulthood.

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to…

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate to Reach 90 Percent

Minority graduation gap close causes surge in nation's high school performance.

By 2020, the U.S. high school graduation rate is expected to reach an all-time high.

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Students of Color Struggle to Fit in at Elite Prep Schools

Three new films look at the social obstacles that minorities face at top private schools.

Three new films look at the social obstacles that minorities face at top private schools.

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NAACP Files Discrimination Complaint With NY Elite High Schools

Group says city's high schools discriminate against minorities

Group says city’s high schools discriminate against minorities

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NY Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

Only 37 percent graduate high school in four years

Only 37 percent graduate high school in four years

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

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College Scholarships for Students in High School, Middle School and Kindergarten (Yes, Kindergarten!)

From newborns on up to adult children in graduate school, learn about resources available to pay for higher education expenses

From newborns on up to adult children in graduate school, learn about all the resources…

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

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Chicago Students Defy the Odds

All Urban Prep seniors admitted to a four-year college or university

Four years ago, Tim King, CEO and founder of Urban Prep Academy, led a group…

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