Why so many of Boston's high school valedictorians struggle to succeed
High school valedictorians are the best in their class academically. But a new report finds that the top graduates of Boston’s public high schools are encountering great obstacles to attaining educational and economic milestones. John Yang talks to the Boston Globe's Malcolm Gay, one of the story's reporters, about how former stars are struggling and why success takes more than scholarship money.
High school to eliminate valedictorian honor over 'mental wellness' concerns
An Ohio high school plans to eliminate valedictorian and salutatorian honors in an effort to improve students' mental health.
Why France's Jews are emigrating west
After the 2015 Paris attacks, growing numbers of French Jews are seeking sanctuary in the British capital.
How A Tragic Fall Inspired This High School Dropout To Become A College Valedictorian
An eye-opening experience propelled this student to completely reshape his life After his parents' divorce, Michael Moubarek, a now-22-year-old from ...
Scholarships Online’s Top 6 ‘Black-to-School’ Scholarships for African-American Students
Every year, billions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are given away to students to help them pay for college tuition, books, and other college-related expenses. As the year winds down,…
Temple High School Announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Top 10 Seniors, and Top 10% Seniors
In ceremony just for seniors this year, Temple High School recognized the valedictorian, salutatorian, top 10 students and top 10% students of the Class of 2017.
Waianae High sees 20 valedictorians in busy graduation weekend
A record 20 valedictorians were among the 414 students who received their diplomas from Waianae High School Friday evening.
'Booksmart' is smart enough to become valedictorian of high school movies
The best thing about "Booksmart" is how you never doubt that Molly and Amy, the high school best friends and overachievers with a superiority complex, are going to be OK We follow them through their last day of school, and quickly glean how self-assured they are, always looking forward to what is sure to be a life full of excellence and feminism; sure, they're better friends with their English teacher than they are with any of the other students, but at least they're…
How they went from Boston valedictorian to homeless
She graduated from Dartmouth. How could she be living in a shelter a year later?
Anne Arundel could change how valedictorians, salutatorians are chosen
More changes could be on the way as to how Anne Arundel County selects its top high school graduates.
Farewell, Valedictorian: High Schools Drop Tradition of Naming Top Student
Institutions are naming multiple valedictorians—or none at all—to ease pressure on the graduating class. Some students, however, complain that achievement is being cast aside in the name of fairness.
How a West Michigan school phased out the valedictorian honor
The first shift happened in 2000, when Orchard View High School started recognizing the top 10 students.
See how high schools in Rapides will choose a valedictorian under new policy
The Rapides Parish School District is changing the way it chooses valedictorians after a proposal to eliminate them altogether was met with resistance.
John Marshall Named Top Law School for African-American and Asian Law Students
The John Marshall Law School is proud to again be recognized for its diversity. In this year’s “Best Law Schools for Diversity” issue, preLaw magazine rated John Marshall the top law school in the Midwest for African-American and Asian law students based on student enrollment, faculty and student services “We are honored that preLaw magazine recognizes the value and significance of diverse law schools and are…
The new trend in validating top students: Make them all valedictorians
High schools dilute honor, critics say, when they spread it out to reduce competition and stress.
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Why Valedictorians Fail
If you want to be rich and successful, traditional education, while helpful, is not enough. You need a strong financial education too; it’s an investment that pays dividends year after year.
How a Gay, Homeless Teen Became His High School's Valedictorian
Chicago teen Marquise Brown got kicked out of his home after he came out. Now he's heading to Pomona College.
Why Indiana School Districts Will Rethink Valedictorian Rankings
It’s no secret. Top students battle it out each year for one title: Valedictorian.
Future valedictorians may need to earn top ACT score for Rutherford County high schools
The Rutherford County Board of Education at two pending meetings will consider using ACT composite scores to break ties for valedictorian by 2023.