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High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

Book Therapy: A High School Reading List

Book Therapy: A High School Reading List

As long as there has been engaging literature, young adults have been engaging in developmental bibliotherapy. That is, teenagers have picked up books, identified with the character and his plight and, through that connection, gained some emotional insight into their own lives.

High School Goes High-Tech

High School Goes High-Tech

Nearly one million students across the nation incorporate some form of cyberlearning into their educational experience. How does it work?

Beyond Basic Access: Best Universities for Students with Physical Disabilities

Beyond Basic Access: Best Universities for Students with Physical Disabilities

If your son or daughter uses a wheelchair or needs significant assistance with daily living activities, you may want to consider one of these ten schools.

1 in 3 Unprepared for Life After High School

1 in 3 Unprepared for Life After High School

High school graduation is a big deal. But a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, The Alliance for Excellent Education, shows that a good chunk of students are unprepared for life after high school.

1 Out of 4 Drops Out of High School

1 Out of 4 Drops Out of High School

If you're like most parents, you have big dreams for your child. You imagine a good life, a secure and exciting job, and a shining future. But dropping out of high school puts much of that at risk. And studies show that one out of four high school students leaves before graduating.