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The Average Truck Driver Is 54. Enter the Teens

California high school training program among the first of its kind

(Newser) - They have fewer years of experience on this planet than the number of wheels on the truck. But that's not stopping California high school students from learning how to drive an 18-wheeler—an opportunity that might help resolve a purported shortage of truck drivers . Patterson High School is one...

With Students at Home, Teen Vaping Plunges

The question is whether rates will climb as schools reopen

(Newser) - Teen vaping plummeted in the US this year as many students were forced to learn from home during the pandemic, according to a government report released Thursday. Health officials urged caution in interpreting the numbers, which were collected through an online questionnaire for the first time, the AP reports. But...

Defiant Siblings Banned From High School Over Masks

Drew and Victoria Nelson say wearing face coverings goes against their Christian beliefs

(Newser) - Students likely didn't expect their first day of school at Springs Charter School to kick off with a lockdown. But that's exactly what happened at the school in Temecula, Calif., after two siblings refused to wear face masks, a violation of the California Department of Public Health's...

Principal Left Special Note on All 459 Seniors' Chairs
Principal Left Something
on All 459 Seniors' Chairs
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Principal Left Something on All 459 Seniors' Chairs

Talk about a big effort

(Newser) - A Florida high school principal spent the last several months of the school year crafting personalized notes for each of the 459 graduates and left them on their seats to read before receiving their diplomas, per the AP . Matanzas High School principal Jeff Reaves scoured through transcripts, emails and used...

SCOTUS: Cheerleader's Profane Post Is Free Speech
SCOTUS:
Cheerleader's
Profane Post Is
Free Speech
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SCOTUS: Cheerleader's Profane Post Is Free Speech

Ruling in favor of Brandi Levy could have 'significant ramifications'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a cheerleader suspended from her high school team for using a vulgar word on Snapchat, thereby extending its protection of student speech to social media, the Wall Street Journal reports. "F--- school f--- softball f--- cheer f--- everything," a 14-year-old...

Teacher Had Excellent Reason for Going Shoeless at Grad
Senior Barred From His Own
Graduation Gets a Big Save
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Senior Barred From His Own Graduation Gets a Big Save

Teacher gave his shoes to a graduate whose own shoes weren't allowed

(Newser) - A high school senior turned away from his own graduation says a "hero" of a teacher ensured he walked across the stage to receive his diploma—by giving up the shoes on his feet. Daverius Peters of Hahnville High School in Boutte, La., had put on black leather designer...

Parents, Students Miffed at Yearbook Photo Edits: 'Horrible Message'
Parents, Students Miffed
at Yearbook Photo Edits:
'Horrible Message'
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Parents, Students Miffed at Yearbook Photo Edits: 'Horrible Message'

Fla.'s Bartram Trail High School digitally altered 80 girls' pictures to cover up their chests, shoulders

(Newser) - It's the end of the school year, which means it's also yearbook time. At one Florida high school, however, this annual tradition was marred by an odd find when the $100 yearbooks were distributed. News4Jax and the St. Augustine Record report that 80 portraits of female students were...

She Was Almost at Bat. Then: 'Does Anyone Have Scissors?'

Black teen softball player Nicole Pyles cut her hair rather than remove hair beads as umps asked

(Newser) - A Black teen softball player from Durham, North Carolina, says she was humiliated at a game last month in an incident she says led to a discriminatory ask and an impromptu haircut. In an interview with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice cited by the New York Times , 16-year-old Nicole...

Woman Infiltrates High School to Find Insta Followers: Cops

Audrey Francisquini, 28, is accused of posing as student, handing out pamphlets in Fla. high school

(Newser) - In 21 Jump Street, undercover cops snuck into a high school to bust up crime. In an incident out of Florida, a woman is accused of sneaking into a high school to commit crimes—and, apparently, to get the word out about her Instagram page. According to an arrest report...

Male Suspended for Nail Polish Gets 'What I Wanted All Along'

Texas high school adopts gender-neutral dress code, to Trevor Wilkinson's glee

(Newser) - Texas high school senior Trevor Wilkinson made headlines in December after he was suspended for wearing nail polish. Now the gay teen is making headlines again, this time for a personal win. Wilkinson, who served an in-school suspension after he was caught wearing nail polish at Clyde High School, has...

Tenn. Kid Shot Dead by Police Didn't Fire Bullet That Hit Cop

Anthony Thompson Jr., 17, didn't injure cop in confrontation at Knoxville high school: TBI

(Newser) - After a student was fatally shot at a Tennessee high school on Monday during an altercation with police, authorities initially said the teen had fired upon and wounded a school resource officer. Now, a revised story from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which in a Wednesday statement identified the student...

Without Permission, Teacher Has Class Watch Floyd's Death

Students were to act as mock jurors in Chauvin's trial

(Newser) - Texas parents have complained about possible damage to their children's mental health after a teacher made students watch the video of George Floyd's death so they could act as "jurors" in the case. The Cedar Hill High School class of 14- and 15-year-olds was instructed to not...

Teen's Idea May Reduce Infections in Sutures

Dasia Taylor, take a bow

(Newser) - A 17-year-old high school student and finalist in a national science competition has come up with an impressive invention she hopes can save lives, particularly in developing countries. Dasia Taylor of Iowa City, Iowa, had read about "smart" sutures coated with a conductive material that can relay changes in...

Party Seriously Messes Things Up for One High School

Lincoln-Sudbury High in Massachusetts is forced to go all remote

(Newser) - A Massachusetts high school is in remote-learning mode for its first two weeks all thanks to a party. And now the parents and teen who played host are facing criminal charges. The charges aren't COVID-related; rather, NBC News reports the Sudbury family is accused of supplying underage drinkers with...

Dad Pays Steep Price After He Has High Schooler Beaten

Michael Tilton ordered to pay $360K to victim in 2009 assault he orchestrated

(Newser) - A Canadian man is out more than $360,000 after ordering the beating of a 14-year-old boy as revenge for a high-school spat with his son. Little was previously known about the decade-old incident laid out in a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling last week, per the CBC . Describing "...

Teen Wins $250K for Malnutrition- Busting Tool

Inspired by her 3 siblings and an Ethiopian drought, Lillian Peterson aces Regeneron science contest

(Newser) - A high school senior in New Mexico has a bright future in STEM—and it just got much brighter with the announcement she beat out 40 other finalists to win a prestigious science and math competition. NPR reports that 17-year-old Lillian Kay Petersen of Los Alamos has taken home the...

Teen Pushes Back on Government's Gaming Rules

Japan's Wataru, 17, says limits on video games, smartphone use are unconstitutional

(Newser) - In 2018, the World Health Organization added "gaming disorder" to its official list of addictive diseases. This past April, the Kagawa prefecture government on Japan's Shikoku island decided to address the issue head-on, putting in place regulations that asked parents to limit the playing of video games by...

They Did a Mock Cooking Show on TikTok. Now, No Graduation

High school seniors in Georgia 'no longer students' after racist video goes viral

(Newser) - "Viral racism has consequences," notes the Root , and it's a lesson that two Georgia teens just learned the hard way. The unnamed seniors at Carrollton High School won't be walking down the graduation aisle with their classmates after a TikTok video posted last week showed them...

They Met Up for a Sneaker Sale. Then Everything Went Awry

Teen girl killed during shootout over Adidas Yeezy shoes near Miami: cops

(Newser) - A Miami high school senior weeks away from graduation was killed last week during what cops say was a botched sale of Adidas Yeezy sneakers. Two men have since been arrested and charged with murder. CNN reports that Andrea Camps Lacayo died April 7 after she accompanied her boyfriend, Sergio...

Cops: He Tried to Kidnap Kids. A Teen Wrestler Was Watching
Cops: He Tried to Kidnap Kids.
A Teen Wrestler Was Watching
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Cops: He Tried to Kidnap Kids. A Teen Wrestler Was Watching

New Mexico's Canaan Bower, 16, credited with heroic body slam

(Newser) - A man who allegedly tried to kidnap three children from a New Mexico convenience store was stopped when he came up against a champion high school wrestler. Canaan Bower, 16, was getting gas in Las Cruces on Wednesday morning when he noticed a commotion at a convenience store across the...

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