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Prom Challenges Parents on Rules and Limits

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Prom can be stressful for parents too. How much to let the rules slide or make an exception, just this once. The money for outfits and transportation, the social drama, the memories and the blatant reminder that your teenager is growing up - fast. One dad said he was happy to be ignorant about the details of his son's prom night but that didn't keep him from setting rules. “Don’t be afraid to set reasonable limits. It will probably be a relief to your kids as well as yourselves,” he said.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Isn't Keeping Prom Groups from Renting Beach Homes at the Shore

Saturday, June 01, 2013

WNYC

Students say they aren't letting the destruction by Sandy get in the way of a weekend with their friends after prom. New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez brings us along for the high school tradition.

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The Takeaway

50 Years Later, the Birmingham Class of 1963 Finally Gets a Prom

Friday, May 17, 2013

There was no prom for the high school seniors of Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. The prom, along with other normal high school end-of-the-year activities in these schools were cancelled in response to the protests known as the Children's Crusade in early May that year. But today, fifty years later, members of the class of 1963 are reuniting in Birmingham for the prom they never had. 

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Know Your Neighbor

Tiffanie: Going It Alone to Prom

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Most high-school seniors attend their prom. Only a few defy tradition and go dateless. Watch a video of one of the brave ones -- Tiffanie Galan, of Borough Park, Brooklyn -- taking on her big day without a date.

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Schoolbook

Too Poor for Their Own Graduation

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Bronx middle-school teacher who blogs about her experiences writes: "My students don’t have it easy. But every year I go to prom, and I see them at graduation. They are happy, looking their best, feeling successful, cheering for themselves and for one another. I see their parents snapping pictures of them, and hugging them, and smiling proudly. And I realize that for many kids, that is a rare occasion." When some of the children can't afford prom and graduation, some people are happy to help, because "feeling for one day that they have done something worth celebrating is a cause worth investing in.

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Schoolbook

Brooklyn School Reverses Decision to Give Out Condoms at Prom

Friday, May 25, 2012

The principal at Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High School had said his school passed out condoms in its sex-education program, so it would make them available at prom night too.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Prom on Film

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look back at their memories of the high school prom and share their thoughts on proms on the screen — from John Hughes's "Pretty in Pink" to the new Disney teen flick, "Prom."

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The Takeaway

Prom Night: Taking the economy out for a spin

Monday, May 04, 2009

It's May, which means one thing to high school students: Prom. That's right, across the country teens are biting their nails over getting invited by the right guy, lining up the limo, picking a corsage, and, gasp!, finding the dress. And even though many parents are watching the family budgets very closely, it seems like one thing they aren’t skimping on is their kids’ big night. Christine Haughney is a reporter for The New York Times and she joins The Takeaway with her story on the magical night.

For more, read Christine Haughney's article, Florida to California, Prom Dresses Selling in the New York Times.

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