SchoolDigger has ranked the top schools of every grade category in Illinois--elementary, middle and high school. The rankings are based on each school's average standard test score.
Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?
The 2016 SAT is content-based, with less emphasis on logic than the current SAT. Math problems are more likely to look like problems that could appear in a school math class and less like logic puzzles.
The decline in music and arts courses in our schools is shocking. Even the most stressed-out classroom teacher will admit music and arts teachers have it worse than the rest of us.
As African Americans and abolitionists discovered in slavery days, reporting and even legal changes are not always enough. Sometimes the situation demands action. Students need to consider forming their own vigilance committees to protect civil liberties in schools.
I found out that expectations are only expectations if I let them be. Once internalized, they become shackles that can hold you prisoner. But once I stopped filling myself up with others' expectations for me and focused on my own, I gradually became less insecure and anxious.
When my eye started twitching fairly consistently for about week, I was annoyed. I can't be talking to customers or writing an essay if my eye won't stop twitching. The doctor's orders were to "Get more sleep, drink less caffeine, and alleviate stress."
If you're feeling not-so-together right now, know this: You are not alone. You are going to be JUST FINE. And you are going to land in the right place.
As impressed as we may be when reading Shakespeare, we shouldn't think that we've plumbed the depths of his meaning. As we mature, our understanding of his plays will deepen, as time and heartache teach us more about life than we may care to discover.
Learning is something you choose. This isn't news. Just look at your own life and observe your own interests, hobbies, and passions. Does anyone make you do them?
More than just the networking, though, the friends and students I have met in my FIRST robotics experience have been some of the greatest people I have ever met.
There has been a long dispute over whether or not state-mandated financial education programs in high schools actually help improve financial literacy and overall financial health in adulthood.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drain a three point shot on a real NBA court? Jocyleen Ditico, a high schooler from California was given just the opportunity.
She hasn't really changed that much since kindergarten -- she's still independent, social and eager to learn. But something about the thought of dropping her off at college takes my breath away. I want to scoop her into my arms, make the choice for her, make the fears go away
Right now, your biggest preoccupations are prom and AP testing. College is a mere dot on the horizon. You've pushed all thoughts of college to the back of your mind, and you don't plan on surfacing them anytime soon.
I know you probably have your countdown set until the summer begins and are slowly finding your motivation lessening as your Netflix and pizza intake is increasing. That's totally normal. However, there are ways to relax while also meaningfully preparing for the future.