Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Jeannie Choi
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.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
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.
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.
Monday, June 18, 2012
By Laura Klein
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.
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.
Monday, May 04, 2009
For more, read Christine Haughney's article, Florida to California, Prom Dresses Selling in the New York Times.