Long way from Togo: Adjustments to America prove difficult for young student

The struggle to make friends and learn English is often a hidden battle for well-meaning international students.

Getting ahead globally: Immersion schools put students on the bilingual fast track

Society is one large melting pot — causing some advocates and students to say that immersion education is the way of the future. So what exactly does it entail?

Home away from home: Exchange students experience highs and lows overseas

Culture shock is inevitable for students who travel overseas during the school year. Whether coming to America or heading to Spain and Sweden, the challenges are often unexpected, yet perhaps pleasantly surprising.

The game within the game: Media scrutiny, scholarships can muddy prep sports mission

As high school athletes are becoming an increasingly popular media species, are prep sports still played the way they should be played?

Give yourself a break, teens: Look in the mirror to see your own worst critic

There’s nothing to romanticize about depression or self-hatred. But how can you pull yourself out of the mental gutter and embrace the real you?

Learning to lead: JROTC goes beyond military misconceptions

Contrary to popular belief, signing up for JROTC doesn’t mean a required stint serving the country. But the same military lessons can have a huge impact on teens.

Digital divide: External resources needed to help teens with technology needs

For those who live in poverty or near it, digital education can take a backseat to more pressing economic concerns.

iPad infusion: Cretin-Derham Hall joins exciting classroom technology wave

When the iPad presented itself as a new classroom learning tool, Cretin-Derham Hall began exploring the steps to make it happen.

Struggle with anxiety puts future plans into focus

It’s only (gulp) high school, right? For Mina Yuan, being prepared means being perfect — which can be a tough reality to grapple with.

Wallin Education Partners, Page Education Foundation help teens with college costs

Senior year usually means the hunt for college scholarships. For low-income and minority students, those resources might not seem so readily attainable or available.

Looking for scholarship resources? Check out these helpful links

Here are some helpful websites that can get you on the fast track to finding financial aid for college.

Through his scholarship foundation, Alan Page helps to create new heroes

When a former Minnesota Vikings star says he’s in the business of “creating heroes,” the mind easily wanders to strength training, drill running and other avenues of physical betterment.

Wallin Education Partners provides big boost to low-income students

In college, you’re on your own. Navigating the way is hard for anyone, but can be especially difficult for first-generation students.

Keeping schools safe: Gun control grabs the headlines, but more is needed to protect teens

Sandy Hook. Like Columbine before it, the name will forever be attached to school violence.

The struggle to get help: 'Some of us can't do everything ourselves ...'

“Taking care of yourself can have a lot of stigma, but it’s an important thing to do,” writes Tatum Anderson. She also has a few solutions for how others can help her along the way.

Peer-to-peer positivity: Counselors can help, but the real difference makers are students

As counseling resources continue to dwindle, the need for mental health outreach falls on students. Not in a cumbersome way, but in a way they can relate best to their peers — through everyday compassion.

Know the rules, know your school: Inside and out, schools require attentive eyes and ears

How can school officials make sure they’re monitoring every place students might gather? They can’t, but knowing where students like to cluster can be a huge help to time-strapped principals like Michael Bradley of Roosevelt High School.

Tired of waiting for answers, Jordan’s police chief finds his own school safety solution

Post-Sandy Hook, the quiet city of Jordan decided its own unique, perhaps unprecedented, approach was worth pursuing. That meant moving the police chief into the high school, full-time.

The new normal: The threat of violence weighs heavy on the minds of school and safety officials

From mass media to local blogs to the Capitol rotunda, events like the Sandy Hook tragedy have left an indelible mark on our collective psyche. What is happening inside Twin Cities schools to ensure that students are as safe as possible?

Washburn students get their say, but not without the need for deeper reflection

A personnel issue at Washburn High School left students befuddled. So with the help of social media, they decided to act.

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