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April 11, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Kate Mather
For many of the students on the chartered bus that collided with a FedEx freight truck Thursday, the rare all-expenses-paid trip was the first time anyone in their family had been courted by a college. The students were part of a 20-year-old program called Preview Plus that seeks to enroll low-income students and those who are the first in their families to attend college. Many of them are Latino and African American, although the state ban on affirmative action forbids public universities from using race or ethnicity to specifically target students for enrollment.
November 10, 2008 | Carla Rivera, Rivera is a Times staff writer.
At the private New Roads School in Santa Monica, 20 families decided not to re-enroll in the fall because of financial nervousness. At Loyola High School near downtown, 40 families have come forward since the beginning of the school year seeking financial aid to help cover tuition costs, even as the school's endowment -- heavily invested in equities -- has taken a battering in the financial market.
February 13, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Researchers have some new advice for high school students who want to improve their grades: Become friends with academically oriented classmates. It may sound obvious, but researchers went to considerable effort to prove it. They surveyed all members of the junior class at Maine-Endwell High School in Endwell, N.Y., and asked students to rate each of their classmates as either a “best friend,” a “friend,” an “acquaintance” or someone they didn't know. They got responses from 92% of students and used them to reconstruct the social networks among 158 11th-graders as of Jan. 11, 2011.
July 8, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
One in five high school students in the U.S. is still smoking, and the rate of decline in smoking has slowed, according to a new report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking rates among high school students slowed dramatically from the late 1990s through the early 2000s. But those rates of decline decreased more gradually from the early to late 2000s. The CDC analyzed data from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey of high school students in public and private schools in all states and the District of Columbia.
August 19, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- With 238 million members, LinkedIn has already established itself as the go-to place for professionals of all ages to find jobs and get career tips and advice. Now the company is looking to get that kind of endorsement from teens. On Monday, LinkedIn is rolling out University Pages to target college-bound high school students. The pages will connect students with schools and alumni, the company said. To begin with, there will be 200 schools, including UC San Diego, but LinkedIn says thousands more schools will soon join up. This is the first time LinkedIn is opening membership to younger teenagers.
May 28, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Cultivating young audiences is a big deal for arts organizations, and International City Theatre in Long Beach is responding with a pretty big deal of its own: High school students get free admission to its next three productions. The offer applies to the two previews ICT runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays for each show, before the official Friday night opening. Normally student admissions to previews cost $24. First up is Sarah Ruhl's comedy “Dead Man's Cell Phone” (June 5-6)
March 7, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sold pot brownies to Newport Harbor High School students, sickening them. Isaac Adam Greer, 33, a self-described gang member, appeared in Orange County Superior Court on two felony counts of selling marijuana to a minor and a third felony count of possessing marijuana for sale, the Daily Pilot reported . Costa Mesa police arrested Greer on Tuesday, but the case stretches back...
January 1, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
A curious high-schooler hurls a flurry of questions at a UC Riverside advisor. The student asks about tuition, SAT scores, study-abroad programs, diversity and whether she would need a car. Once she gets her answers, she leaves. She doesn't bother to say goodbye. The student was sitting at a computer in the Northern California town of Watsonville. And the advisor was on a computer at UC Riverside. Colleges nationwide have taken to using online chat rooms as a way of reaching high school students in what these days is their natural habitat: the Internet.
January 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
There's something uniquely Americana about high school students showing up at a basketball game to scream, yell and act a little silly rooting for their team to win. They call themselves The Cage, The Castle, The Bird Cage, The Pack, The Dome, The Green Hole … It takes energy, organization and desire to create an electric atmosphere in a gymnasium, and I spent all this past week witnessing the drama and excitement attending a series of...
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