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Report: U.S. high school dropout rate reaches new low, driven by improvements by blacks, Hispanics

More U.S. high school students are staying in school, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As a result, the national dropout rate reached a record low last year. 

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High school students in Newark walk out in protests

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Students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class in protest of the state’s control of New Jersey’s largest school district. Community activists and parents joined students from Science Park High, Arts High School and Central High School as they walked out of class on Tuesday. 

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Cheerleaders pose as ‘gangsters’ for school photo

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Officials from the Redlands school district are looking into a photo of the Redlands East Valley High School cheerleading squad which shows members of the team dressed as “gangsters.” 

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New Jersey prep school student mocks white peers, stripped of office position

A black New Jersey student body president was stripped of her position after mocking her white male peers on Instagram. Lawrenceville School’s Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for a photo which she describes as a typical “Lawrenceville boi;” white, cocky and Republican. 

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Report: black college student has same chances of employment as white high school graduate

According to a report released by Young Invincibles, African-American students who have attended college have the same probability of getting a job as a white high school graduate.  Researchers took a look at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. 

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BREAKING: injuries reported in high school shooting

Police responded shortly after 8 a.m. to a report of shots fired at an Oregon high school.  A police official did say that there were some injuries, but no official number has been released.

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Student says teacher told him to address him by saying ‘yes sir, master’

An Iowa student says his high school economics teacher told him to call him “master.” Jabre White, a Roosevelt High School senior says he was shocked when he heard Mr. McCurtain’s remarks. 

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Student with best GPA at school denied title of valedictorian, fights and wins co-valedictorian

A Maywood, Illinois high school student has the best grade point average at Proviso East High School. Yet, he was denied the title of valedictorian. Ladarius Sapho fought school administrators over a policy that some said doesn’t seem to exist. 

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Update: Georgia senior who pulled yearbook prank allowed to walk across stage

Paris Gray, the Georgia high school senior, whose participation in graduation activities was put in limbo because of her yearbook quote, will get to attend graduation. According to a school spokesperson, Gray was never punished, and the idea that she would not get to participate in graduation festivities was a “miscommunication.” 

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Senior may be banned from graduation for clever yearbook joke

A Georgia teen slated to graduate next week may be banned from walking across the stage after a yearbook prank. Paris Gray, senior class vice president, member of SADD, the Beta Club, and a leader on campus, says she received an in-school suspension for a science prank she pulled. 

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