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SpringBoard? More like Spring-bored!

SpringBoard? More like Spring-bored!

By Lucy Arnold, Peninsula HS, Gig Harbor, Wash.

December 4, 2014

Though SpringBoard has some benefits, many students and teachers believe that it is detrimental to PHS students’ education.

More than just cat videos: YouTube videos supplement classroom learning

More than just cat videos: YouTube videos supplement classroom learning

By Aishwarya Nadgauda, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

April 25, 2014

A foolproof way to procrastinate is by going on YouTube and spending hours watching videos of cats, video games, babies… this list goes on. But while some videos cause homework to go unfinished for hours, others serve as a second set of teachers for SCDS students. Watching videos on the channels...

Cyber Day policy implemented to prevent longer school year

Cyber Day policy implemented to prevent longer school year

By Hope Kelly, John Carroll School, Bel Air, Md.

March 31, 2014

Snow, snow go away. Come again another day. Even if the administration took to singing this song, it would hardly help stop the winter weather Harford County has been receiving. As a result of the weather, the administration made the decision to create a new policy and institute Cyber Days to keep students...

Seattle tutoring center poses as travel supply company

Seattle tutoring center poses as travel supply company

By Ian Gwin, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 13, 2014

Near the corner of 85th and Greenwood you can buy a bottle of uncertainty for less than $10.  It is, of course, just a jar; its surrounding shop – the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company – isn’t just a novelty store, however. In truth it is a storefront funding 826 Seattle, a nonprofit wr...

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

By Sally Cochran and Gennifer Geer

March 7, 2014

Most students just have to face teachers for a few hours each day. These students at Blue Valley High School in Stillwell, Kan., share what it is like to go home to the same people they have seen all day at school. They have a parent as teachers.

Grades vs. learning: Which motivates students more?

By Sabrina White and Madison Service

January 14, 2014

From an early age, students are told of the importance of getting good grades, especially in high school. But should those grades be emphasized more than the learning in a class?