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Confederates Revolted at Michigan School After Black Student Snatched a White Kid's Racist Flag

An ongoing demonstration of Confederate symbols outside a Michigan high school was apparently set off when a black girl snatched a flag from a white classmate’s pickup truck.

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Watch: NRA-Backed Congress Members Refuse to Offer More than 'Thoughts and Prayers' as Student Survivors Mount Protests

A gunman killed 17 high school students last week in Parkland, Florida. A new video from NowThis shows the responses of NRA-backed representatives in Congress to a reporter who asked them for “any solutions at all, other than thoughts and prayers,” regarding gun control.

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Drug Education in High School Needs to be More Comprehensive

I was sitting on a couch surrounded by my friends a few nights ago, when I was informed that many of the people in this crowded high school party were on “bars” – a nickname for Xanax – and had been combining them with alcohol. This can be very dangerous when abused, since the combination can slow down and even stop the user’s heartbeat. Yet over the past few years, I have noticed a large increase in the number of my peers who are trying such unsafe combinations.

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Drug War Outrage: Students Sue After Entire High School Illegally Groped and Molested by Cops

Worth County, GA — Violated children and furious parents have just filed a massive lawsuit after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches at the school yielded absolutely nothing.

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What It's Really Like to Be an 'At-Risk' Youth in America

Black Rock High School is an alternative public high school, one of around 500 in California’s Continuation Education Program. "The Bad Kids" who attend are all at-risk students — and now the subjects of a riveting new PBS documentary.

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We Need to Just Say No to Random Student Drug Testing

Trust between teenagers and adults is essential if students are to make optimal use of the educational and social opportunities before them. That’s one reason I am vehemently opposed to Random Student Drug Testing (RSDT) and zero-tolerance policies, both of which erode the confidence required for young people to meaningfully engage with the adults who can most help them.

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Holocaust Scholar Suspended from Teaching Job for Comparing Trump to Hitler

Glenn BeckLouis C.K.Meg Whitman and Cher were all adamantly anti-Trump this election and quickly became some of the most notable to compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

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Louisiana Deputies Throw Tantrum After Teen Football Players Protest National Anthem

Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana have determined a high school football team isn’t worthy of their protection after many players protested police brutality by kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Why Teen Brains Need Later School Start Times

Millions of high schoolers are having to wake up early as they start another academic year. It is not uncommon to hear comments from parents such as,

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The Secrets Military Trainers Never Tell Young Recruits About War

Early each New Year’s Day I head for Lake Michigan with a handful of friends. We look for a quiet stretch of what, only six months earlier, was warm Chicago beach. Then we trudge through knee-deep snow in bathing suits and boots, fighting wind gusts and hangovers. Sooner or later, we arrive where the snowpack meets the shore and boot through a thick crust of lake ice, yelling and swearing as we dive into near-freezing water.

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For the First Time in History, High School Kids Are Choosing Pot Over Tobacco

Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030. Cigarette smoke is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States alone. Cigarette smoking is completely legal.

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