Unmotivated Students, High School Dropouts Find Other Options

Military-style programs, vocational schools help teens avoid pitfalls of dropping out.

Busted U? Colleges Catch Students Breaking Rules Via Social-Networking Sites

Universities increasingly setting policy for social networking; using sites to police student behavior.

Teens Post Violent Videos Online — But Police Have Internet Too

Street fighters' MySpace, YouTube posts get them in trouble with the law.

Battle Lines Drawn Over Sex Ed As Abstinence-Only Programs Gain Steam

Proponents say it's an investment in teens' future; opponents argue it creates major health risks.

Even If You're Just Fetching Coffee, Summer Internships Pay Off

Unpaid positions provide invaluable experience, impress employers.

'I'll Take The Hemp Chair': Home Design Goes Green, Sprouts New Careers

Eco-friendly architects, designers seeking to reform housing industry.

Ferrell's Shameless Nudity Overshadowed By Countless Plugs In 'Talladega'

Film mocks how race-car drivers name-drop corporate sponsors at every opportunity.

To Catch A Word Thief: Plagiarism Software Tracks Down Academic Cheaters

Universities, high schools increasingly turning to computers to spot material swiped from Web sites.

Smoking Gun? Study Links Tobacco Presence In Movies To Teen Use

70 percent of films with G, PG, PG-13 rating include tobacco, study says.

Ashley Parker Angel, Augustana Might Make You Regret Skipping Tour Openers

Pink Spiders, Rogue Wave — in addition to veterans like Frank Black — also among those in opening slots.

Want Your Favorite Band To Play Your Hometown? New Web Site Lets Them Know

Eventful.com accumulates requests, contacts artists, books gigs — all based on what users want.

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Says Door's Always Open For Kevin

Carter, who stars in E! reality show this fall, says each member might do solo track on next BSB album.

'Idol' Finalist Kellie Pickler Has Last Laugh, Inks Record Deal

Singer's debut album due November 14.

Looking For Political Sparring Partners? Find 'Em At Essembly.com

Site permits users to make friends, allies and nemeses based on political opinions.

A Cell Phone That Tells You If You're Too Drunk To Drive Or Call Your Ex

Future phones promise customized vibration, bad-breath detection, drunk-dialing prevention.

In September, Get Jesse McCartney Right Where You Want Him

Singer just shot a video for fall LP's title track.

More Than A Million Didn't Graduate High School This Year

Study also finds only half of American Indian, black students receive diplomas.

How I Greened My Summer Vacation: Students Take Vegetable-Oil-Fueled Road Trip

Big Green Bus riders talk up alternative fuel, hang at Bonnaroo.

Jay-Z, 50, Pharrell Blaze The Next Frontier Of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship: Computers

Computer companies tap rappers for help targeting urban market.

As Federal Funding Disappears, So Do Computers From Classrooms

Many educators worry students won't be ready for college, technology-dependent working world.

Why Wait For Federal Government? Local Officials Bring Immigration Debate Home

Cities, states round up illegals, punish employers, shut down Spanish-language municipal Web sites.

Students, Parents Hung Up On NYC's Order To Leave Cell Phones At Home

Mayor's office won't budge on ban of electronic devices at schools.

Gay Pride 2006: Victories, Setbacks Have Community Celebrating And Protesting

Gay-marriage debate, homophobic violence inject pride with renewed purpose.

Your Teachers May Be Conspiring Via Podcast

Technology allows professors to trade lectures, assignments.