1. Your tried-and-true school crew. From a.m. homeroom to after-school study sessions, they’re your lifeline through those long days.
2. The opportunity to explore new electives. Pottery class? STEM club? You get to take a crash course in anything ng that excites you.
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The only workout motivation you'll ever need
Because maybe you’re doing it for the wrong reasons?
Reclaim your summer
We interrupt this back-to-school issue to remind you: You are still on vacay!
PLEASE,LET'S ALL DITCH BEING A DOORMAT
BEING NICE IS GREAT—BUT IT COULD ALSO MEAN YOU NEVER PUT YOURSELF FIRST. HERE’S HOW TO GET STRONG AND ASSERTIVE IN SIX SMART STEPS.
Shay Her Own Way
THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB BREAKOUT STAR AND EMERGING STYLE ICON IS HIGH-KEY RELATABLE. (HER STUDY TIPS? ON POINT.)
HOW TO TURN YOUR CLOTHES INTO CASH
Because the trend you’re *so* over = someone else’s treasure.
The 6 guy friends you need in your life
Newsflash: Guys can make great friends. If you’ve never buddied up with a boy, you’ll be surprised at just how much pal potential they have. Not only are guys fun to hang with (hello, less drama) but they open up your world to some awesome opportunities *and* a different (and sometimes more straightforward) take on life.
ODE TO AWKWARD
A group of us went to a lake. My crush was there and I wanted to impress him by being spontaneous, so when my BFF dared me to jump in first, I went for it. I felt something slimy and thought it was a snake, so I started screaming. Turns out it was just some algae.
Is Your Summer Crush Going To Last?
It happens so fast: suddenly the pool is closed, school’s about to start and (gulp) it’s time to get over that summer crush…or is it?
Turn Your Bedroom Into The Cutest Place On Earth
The life-changing magic of… color
12 Underrated Reasons To Love School
Early alarms and pop quizzes aside, the truth is that school *is* actually pretty awesome. Here are 12 reasons why…
The New Kid In Class: Delta
Rising virus cases and a hodgepodge of state mask rules promise a rocky start to the U.S. school year
Richard Carranza's Last Stand
Mayor de Blasio hired an ''equity warrior'' as schools chancellor. How parental politics-and the pandemic-left him defeated
Back To School: Return To The Classroom Safely
Five months on from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and policymakers and public health officials have decided it’s time to return to the classroom. Around the world, schools and colleges are preparing for a new semester, and though environments may be different, one thing is clear: teachers and students will be depending on technology more than ever.
LIFE IN THE AIR: Living the Dream
The journey from M X to CFI
Break It Up
The cycle of punitive justice begins in school. But a transformative movement is changing that, one hallway fight at a time.
Color by Numbers
GreatSchools has become the go-to source for information on local schools. Yet its ratings could be making neighborhood segregation worse.
School Wasn't So Great Before Covid, Either
Yes, remote schooling has been a misery—but it’s offering a rare chance to rethink early education entirely.
An Anti-racist Education for Middle Schoolers
K-12 STUDENTS IN large public school districts across the country spent much of the fall semester at home, a less-than-ideal result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But Zoom learning was hardly the only significant change to the education system. Some school districts are embracing trendy but dubious ideas about how to fight racism in the classroom.
For Most NYC Students, Back To School But Not The Classroom
Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn’t the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn’t a return at all.
Writing in Spanish Elevates Academia
An estimated fifty-three million Spanish speakers live in the United States.