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He's 39 and Unemployed —and Blames Oxford

Court win for Faiz Siddiqui could 'open the floodgates'

(Newser) - Seventeen years later, Faiz Siddiqui is still peeved about a poor grade he got in university—so peeved, in fact, that he's suing his former school for $1.3 million. At the High Court in London on Tuesday, a lawyer described how Siddiqui's dream of becoming an international... More »

Son Kills Mom During Fight About College Grades: Cops

Tyler Blansit, 22, confessed to police

(Newser) - Mentone, a popular vacation destination on top of Alabama's Lookout Mountain, is more closely associated with the words "retreat," "paradise," and "idyllic" than with "murder." But as puts it, "that paradise was shattered Friday" when police received a 911... More »

Cops: Mom Hacked School Computer, Changed Grades

Catherine Venusto used passwords obtained as district employee

(Newser) - Well, that's one way to get them into college: A Pennsylvania woman allegedly changed her children's grades after logging into a school computer system using passwords obtained when she worked for the district. Investigators say Catherine Venusto used the Northwestern Lehigh School District superintendent's password to change... More »

Good Grades in High School May Mean Good Health Later

Study finds correlation over six-decade study

(Newser) - Being a top student in high school has obvious benefits, mainly with regard to getting into a good college. But being a top high school performer might have more lasting effects: it leads to better health all throughout life, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin tracked... More »

Teen Sex Doesn't Lead to Bad Grades long as the young lovers are in a committed relationship

(Newser) - There's good news for parents who worry that their teens' sex lives will hurt their changes of getting into Harvard: A provocative new study released today has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who don't have sex. The same isn't true... More »

Mom to Kid With Bad Grades: Kill Your Hamster

Jailed Lynn Middlebrooks Geter forced son to do deed with hammer

(Newser) - A 38-year-old Georgia woman is in jail today after allegedly forcing her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer after he earned poor grades in school. Lynn Middlebrooks Geter is charged with animal cruelty, child cruelty, and battery. The incident came to light when the 12-year-old boy told... More »

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