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More And More Students Are Taking AP Classes

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Columbus McKinney is taking his fifth Advancement Placement course at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, undeterred even th...

Repeat After Me: 'I Am More Than My GPA'

Katie Atkinson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

If you are in high school, there is a good chance that you have felt defined by your GPA, ACT scores, numerical averages, test grades, or the number of AP courses you take. You may have felt inferior to a peer whose class rank is above yours.

The One Class Every High School Student Should Take

Hannah Loesch | Posted 02.09.2014 | Teen
Hannah Loesch

I am now a quarter of the way done with my junior year, and a quarter of the way done with AP Psychology. Which, as I predicted, is by far my favorite class. But not for the reasons I thought it would be.

6 Tips For Rocking Your AP Classes

| Posted 10.21.2013 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan You’ve heard the horror stories: Making the decision to take AP classes means you’ve thrown away any hope of having a social li...

You Don't Understand? No Problem... Let Me Summarize

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

This week one of the textbooks being used by Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, has come under fire. This supplemental textbook, titled United State...

The Pros And Cons Of AP Classes

| Posted 07.11.2013 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Remember kindergarten, when your only choice was whether you wanted apple or grape juice during snack time? Well, the further you g...

Do So-Called 'Advanced Classes' Really Help Us?

Charissa Newkirk | Posted 03.30.2013 | Teen
Charissa Newkirk

I want to know that when I go to college in the fall that I am as prepared as possible, and I believe many other seniors feel the same way. But we now live in a world of "close enough."

College Is Expensive, But Still Worth It

Danny Levi | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Danny Levi

Americans are starting to become disenchanted and doubtful about the value of a college education, and it's not hard to see why. But a college education is still worth it, even after all that.

Dartmouth College Clamps Down On Credits

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.19.2013 | College

CONCORD, N.H. — High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth Colle...

'Flex Model' Education Builds Student Independence Through Flexibility, Support

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Katie Ash | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

San Francisco and Morgan Hill, Calif. -- Connor Kearns did not expect to spend his junior year thinking about college. "In 7th grade, I thought I mig...

New College Student: 'I Was Never Taught To Be Ready For College'

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the second year in a row, Hispanics will be the largest minority on U.S. college campu...

College on the Brain

Madeline Lester | Posted 09.30.2012 | Teen
Madeline Lester

I plan to take my fair share of AP classes over the next three years and continue my extra-curricular activities, but I also intend to enjoy high school and graduate with a full head of hair.

8 Cool High School Classes We Wish We Could Take

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen

There's nothing worse than spending your symmer dreading an upcoming year of Physics and American History. But classes don't always have to be a drag,...

AP Exams Surge As Standard For High School Rigor

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

-- Not long ago, Advanced Placement exams were mostly for top students looking to challenge themselves and get a head start on college credit. Not an...

Should Your School Screen Kids For Eating Disorders?

| Posted 03.12.2012 | Teen

Every week, HuffPost Teen rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch. Check...

AP Classes: Absolutely Preposterous Weapons of Mass Instruction

| Sophie W., San Diego, CA | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. Weapons of Mass Instruction have been discovered in schools nationwide. Standardiza...

School Gives Students Cash For Good Grades?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Gone are the days of the gold star, or the smiley-face on the graded test ... now two schools are stepping up their good-grades game by offering a mor...

AP Classes: Worth It?

| Rachel G., Los Alamitos, CA | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. You see them in the halls, in a daze, stumbling toward their classes. Their faces a...

A Public School Teacher's Thoughts on Graduation

Ilana Garon | Posted 09.02.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

As nice as it feels to get something right the first time, there's no lesson in it. The accomplishments you'll be most proud of in life will be hard-fought, full of setbacks, errors, and -- yes -- failure.