At one dance, most men were there with their young daughters. Some brought nieces, cousins and girls from their neighborhoods so they could party, too.
“I started to look at Kory as being a molding on our team that keeps us together,” said one of Kory Mitchell's teammates. "She brings joy, even when we’re not having the best of days.”
Students like to eat lunch with friends. But for new kids in school, or those without a lot of friends, lunch can be lonely. No One Eats Alone Day encourages kids to reach out to each other.
Celebrating Black History Month, Michelle Obama and a group of women from the civil rights movement spoke of the importance of education. They agreed it is key to opening doors.
After winning his school's spelling bee, a blind fourth-grader is on his way to the semi-finals of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee. He's also competed in the National Braille Challenge.
The charity is donating reading nooks, books and a reading website to get kids reading more.
This small California high school has made a big impact on the Future Farmers of America program in their region. They work hard and have ribbons and trophies to show for it.
Schools on U.S. military bases have long to-do lists of repairs. From leaking roofs to hazardous wiring to taped-up furniture, 10 of those schools in the worst shape are in California.
Many students in Compton, California, come from families where nobody has gone to college. Agents at William Morris Endeavor have volunteered to help them reach their goals.
The latest conflict in Venezuela is not over oil or crime, but textbooks. Angry parents say the books are riddled with factual errors, and are being used to spread pro-government propaganda.
After a Colorado school shooting in 1999, many schools started suspending students for even minor offenses. Now LA is trying "restorative justice," a new policy where counseling comes first.
The goal of the program, which is run by Treehouse, is to raise the high school graduation rate of foster kids to the same level as their non-foster peers.
The foreign-born students wrote about their challenges in getting used to living in a new country with a new language. Finding confidence was a common theme in their shared experiences.
Drug abuse and violence were problems for young people in a tribe in the Australian outback. Tribal elders sent them into the bush. Exposure to tribal culture helped heal many of them.
The stuffed bear, made famous in the classic children's stories, is over a century old and seems content in the New York Public Library. A British newspaper insists England is Pooh's home.
Waiting in crowded lines and going through security are things most flyers are used to doing. But airport confusion can frighten children with disabilities. Practicing flying helps them cope.
Toy companies have finally realized that girls like to build things just as much as boys do. Women with science backgrounds are leading the way in creating construction toys that girls love.
There are many students in Los Angeles area schools who cannot comprehend English at their grade level. The state has begun a new program to help "long-term English learners."
Just another day riding the waves changed suddenly when an 18-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark. He said that once healed, he'll be back on the board, but more aware of his surroundings.
The Police Athletic League has always provided poor kids with a place to make friends and play sports together. So many youngsters are hungry now, the PAL provides more meals too.
The workers live in labor camps during growing season. But once the season ends, they have to move at least 50 miles away. And their children have to change schools.
Students in a unique after-school program have learned as much about solar energy as global issues. The "solar suitcases" they built will be put to good use in an orphanage in Africa.
A recent study points out that scooters and other ride-on toys account for a bit more than a third of toy-related accidents. The study looked at visits to the emergency room.
They like a challenge. Elementary students who test out of math learn new skills in teamwork and creative thinking. The third-graders are going to build a robot and they can't wait.
Robert Morris University Illinois offers athletic scholarships to video gamers. Its teams have sponsors and coaches. They play in the eSports arena. Its two varsity teams are undefeated.
A study found that home-packed lunches had far fewer vegetables, fruit, meat and whole grains than federal nutrition standards advise. The lunches also had too much salt, soda and sweets.
Like its country, the school has gone through tough times like wars and bombings. Still, it has been able to carve out a little island of creativity amid almost daily violence.