High School Students

Students with the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation help spruce up Humboldt Park as part of a world conference in Chicago. (Credit: Instagram)

World Conference In Chicago Teaches Students About Leadership

HOBY president and CEO Javier LaFianza said this week’s events were designed to help students identify their passions, and where they want to make a difference in the world.

07/22/2014

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5 Things High School Seniors Can Do To Prepare For College

Senior year in high school is a time of choices, changes, and transitions. It’s also a time of hard work, where students aren’t just focusing on the schoolwork at hand, but also getting ready for college.

07/21/2014

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Law To Require Students To Learn CPR, Defibrillator Use

The legislation was prompted by the 2008 death of St. Charles High School student Lauren Laman during a drill team practice. Laman’s parents say her life may have been saved if her teammates were properly trained to use an automatic external defibrillator, or AED.

05/21/2014

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Illinois’ Writing Test Back, But Without Funding

After a two-year reprieve, Illinois high school juniors will be tested on their writing skills again next spring during state standardized tests.

07/04/2013

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High School Students Robbed At Gunpoint On South Side

High school students on the South Side have been the targets of at least three armed robberies in the past week.

12/05/2012

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Laptops For Every Student At West Suburban High School District

A west suburban school district is starting the school year Tuesday with new laptops for each high school student.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

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2 Local High School Seniors Compete In Prestigious Science Tournament

Two Chicago area high school seniors are in Washington, D.C., competing in America’s most prestigious pre-college science tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

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City Colleges Expands Free College Credit Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is praising the City Colleges of Chicago for increasing the size of a program that allows high school students to earn college credit for free.

11/15/2011

Teens On Computers

Teens Exercise Creativity In New Digital Library Space

An experiment at the Harold Washington Library Center could change the way your neighborhood library looks in the future.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011