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High schooler hacks his way to a higher GPA

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You’d think students smart enough to hack into their school’s IT system and change their grades wouldn’t need to hack into their school’s IT system and change their grades.

But, of course, smarts don’t automatically mean good grades. And in the hyper-competitive world of elite college admissions, good grades are frequently not good enough.

In this latest student hack, a 16-year-old senior at Tenafly High School, New Jersey, is being charged in juvenile court for allegedly breaching the school’s system, raising several of his grades (which then raised his overall GPA) and sending out college applications with the doctored transcripts.

The student isn’t being named, but NorthJersey.com reported that school officials discovered the breach, suspended the student and rescinded the transcripts.

And the incident also launched another discussion about the pressure to succeed.

Ashley Kipiani, who has tutored high school students for more than15 years,told NorthJersey.com that the...(continued)

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