Landrat-Lucas High School in Leverkusen is an elite sports school supported by the German Olympic Sports Federation. 40 pupils get a special course of studies at the boarding school tailored to promote their sporting talents and careers.
Sometimes help comes from unexpected places. In Colombia, a boarding school is providing a local community with drinking water by using equipment designed for ocean desalination.
A federal judge has sided with a transgender Virginia student, who claimed that a school board violated his rights. The school was found to have stigmatized Gavin Grimm by banning him from using the boy's bathroom.
Lawmakers in Canada called on Pope Francis to publicly apologize on behalf of the Catholic Church for its role in boarding schools that abused aboriginal children. The pontiff has said he can't "personally respond."
Hailing from Syria, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe, they attend the same integration class in their new home. Despite different backgrounds, these high school students all have one thing in common: motivation to succeed.
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