high school

School Gives 16-Year-Olds $100,000 to Invest

Lots of high schools have clubs that participate in stock market simulation games. The Greenhill School, a small private school in Dallas, is letting its club use real money.

School Backpacks to Ease the Load and the Budget

The backpack is the key piece of gear as your kids return to school this fall. What they want is something cool that holds everything; what you want is durable and within your budget. The good news: Both of you can get what you want.

Private School ROI: Is the High Tuition Worth it?

Bruce Watson recently took a look at the rising cost of private high school tuition. Can you bank on getting a strong return on investment from sending your teen to one? Depends on how you measure.

When the SATs Confuse Reality TV with Reality

In an effort to be hip, the College Board asked one-third of SAT-takers this year to write an essay on whether reality TV shows are beneficial or harmful. That was a bad choice on multiple levels, and an excellent metaphor for much of what's wrong with the whole college admissions race.

Don't Ever Take Out a Private Student Loan

With rates at historical lows, these variable-rate private student loans can be alluring. But the rates can rise quickly, and you could end up paying far more than you bargained for.

Do U.S. Students' Scores Really Matter?

The popular narrative in the world of higher education is that American students aren't being taught as rigorously as those in other countries, and we're falling behind. But do the scores of high school students on math and science tests really matter for the nation's long-term economic outlook?

Lights, Camera, Personal finances!

videocameraI continue to be impressed with efforts the state government and other organizations in Ohio are taking to teach people, especially teens, about...