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Chris Waddell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

It's taken me a long time to figure out that simple is the goal. Maybe now that I know it, I can win at the start by knowing where I want to go.

No More 'Catcher In The Rye'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

Concern is growing among teachers and parents that literary classics will go the way of the dinosaurs under a set of new national curricular standards...

Bronx High School Students Go Entire Semester Without Math, English

Posted 11.21.2012 | Education

In a move that truly places top-performing students above all others, the Bronx High School for Medical Science is facing backlash for denying some st...

Why Do We Care About Grammar?

Kimberly Tan | Posted 08.29.2012 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Why do we care about grammar so much? Of course, it can be valuable to guarantee clarity and bring a level of order and elegance into the language. But beyond that, why does it matter?

Comma Sense, or How I Got into a Fight Over 2 Punctuation Marks

Danny Licht | Posted 07.10.2012 | Teen
Danny Licht

Losing the points didn't bother me. It was grammar for the sake of grammar! Despite the sound and fury, I was masochistically ecstatic to be fighting in the name of beneficial English conventions.

The Beauty in Assigned Reading

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

The true beauty of assigned reading is that it forces us to go out of our comfort zones. It allows us hear about different cultures and times, keeping our minds open to new opinions and perspectives.

The Right Prompt

Lauren E. Wong | Posted 06.13.2012 | Teen
Lauren E. Wong

As we move through high school, we need to be introduced to more creative forms of writing because in the real world, people don't think or argue within the constraints of five paragraphs.

District Rescinds Punishment Against Teacher For 'Racist' Vocabulary Quiz

Posted 05.20.2012 | Education

In a nod to the power of community and social media, Lakeshore Public Schools in Stevensville, Mich. has rescinded disciplinary action against an Adva...

From the Classroom to the Road

Caitlin Bailey | Posted 05.13.2012 | Teen
Caitlin Bailey

Today, nine high school seniors and two teachers packed up a van with almost no trunk space or leg room to begin a road trip from Pennsylvania to San Francisco and back. Welcome to The Beats Trip.

15 Hilarious Metaphors From School Essays: 'He Was As Tall As A 6'3" Tree'

Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

As the editors of HuffPost Teen, we can't sing the praises of awesome teen writers enough. We've read enough teen-written work to know that high scho...

Famous Authors Share Their Writing Secrets!

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Last week, YA greats Lauren McLaughlin (Scored), Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan), David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson), and Robin Wasserman (Froz...

Get Inspired: Student-Made Video On Finding Happiness

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

For an English class project on Transcendentalism, students at Peachtree Ridge High School in Georgia created a video with statistics and facts about ...

Shakespeare Made Stress-Free (VIDEOS)

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

It's one in the morning, your eyelids are dropping, and you're still not nearly done reviewing for your AP English in-class essay on Macbeth tomorro...

'Read' Shakespeare In Minutes? CliffsNotes Films Makes It Happen

Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

We've all been there before -- 10th grade English teacher assigns reading homework for the night, and it's a third of William Shakespeare's The Traged...