Henry finds himself suspended for hugging a student; when Hanson starts teaching driver education, he realizes how controlling he can be.
When a former student is killed in Iraq, Harper remembers taking the troubled boy under his wing; Hanson learns that a student is selling test answers.
Although Danny loves his sister, he is torn because Claire is reluctant to relinquish custody of her daughter; Marla opens her home to a troubled student.
When views on affirmative action divide the students, the teachers hope to quell the resulting tensions by debating the subject in front of the student body.
An overachieving student sues the school when she has to share presidency of the honor society with a black student in a wheelchair; Marlo begins her in-vitro process.
Rumors of hazing lead Guber to discover that the school drum line is abusing freshmen; Hanson's television station produces a documentary about Ronnie.
A student believes he is Jesus and uses school funds to feed the homeless; the return of Hanson's troubled sister compromises his first Christmas with his new family; Marla inadvertently books the band R.E.M. for a fund-raiser.
Harper decides to call the FBI when he learns that a student has been accessing a terrorist recruitment Web site from the school library; Ronnie learns that one of her students has HIV.
Charlie Bixby (Dennis Miller) takes an unconventional approach when volunteering for a teen hot line; Marla decides to try in vitro fertilization and asks Harper to be the donor.
A student threatens to reveal Harper and Marilyn's relationship to the school board; Guber has trouble accepting the fact that Violet (Sherilyn Fenn) sees other men.
Convicted of securities fraud, an investment banker (Dennis Miller) avoids incarceration by teaching math at Winslow High School; a woman (Sherilyn Fenn) crashes into Guber's vehicle.
A student slaps Marla's face in front of the class, and Marla slaps her back; Hanson discovers Allison behaves like a bully at school; Carmen asks Harper to remove Jake (Milo Ventimiglia) from her class.
A female student makes a serious accusation against Danny; a political debate puts a student's life in jeopardy; Harper's and Guber's feelings for Marylin come to a head.
A student's mother (Sean Young) is accused of attacking a cheerleader; Carmen faces off against a troublemaker (Milo Ventimiglia); Hansen copes with a student who says he is the son of God.
Ronnie witnesses an attempted rape, then receives a shock when she presses for legal action on behalf of the victim (Amanda Fuller); Hanson tries to prevent a student from being expelled for drugs.
A student writes a letter to Whitney Houston asking her to attend the prom with him; Harper tries to prevent teachers from being fired for budgetary reasons; Danny asks Claire's father for permission to marry her.
Hanson asks Claire to marry him; a student (GQ) uses rap music to critique Shakespeare; a producer (Method Man) pushes Aisha to sign a record deal; Lifehouse performs at Doyle's Bar.
Aisha's (Tamyra Gray) ailing father leaves a song manuscript in her possession, and she writes lyrics for the melody.
Hanson pushes a physically awkward teen to run for student council; Ronnie receives praise for turning the school around.
A little person (Verne Troyer) helps the students cheat on their exams; two teenagers organize fights between homeless people; Hanson and Claire throw Allison a birthday party.
Marylin worries about the bruise on Aisha's face; Ronnie tries to adjust to her role as assistant principal; Hanson and Claire visit his sister in rehabilitation.
Hanson's troubled sister drops off her 4-year-old daughter for him to watch; Marylin urges Aisha (Tamyra Gray) to stand up to her boyfriend; Ronnie and Marla vie for the position of assistant principal.
Marla berates Aisha (Tamyra Gray) and the other performers in the school musical; the incumbent mayor grills Harper about low test scores; students land a juicy story about a teacher for their news broadcast.
A shy student (Tamyra Gray) with a powerful voice belts out a song; Hanson tries to help a 12-year-old genius who has no friends.
The teachers contend with St. Valentine's Day; a student stalks Kimberly.
Flynn romances Mrs. Emerson, and his car is vandalized as a result; Harper continues to investigate the basketball coach; the Counting Crows perform at Doyle's Bar.
A star basketball player is on the verge of losing his eligibility to play; Becky tells Flynn her mother (Anne Archer) is having an affair.
Harper has concerns about Brooke's infatuation with the star basketball player; Flynn is attracted to a student's mother; a boy enters an online auction to buy a night with a beautiful girl.
Guber tries to find out what is making Marcie irritable; Hanson is attracted to a guest speaker; Kimberly tries to persuade a student to leave her gang.
Brooke feels guilty about leaving her father alone during the holidays; Lipschultz debates accepting his son's Christmas invitation; Marla and Kimberly are stranded at Doyle's during a snowstorm.
Harper faces criminal charges in the death of a parent and considers pleading guilty to a lesser charge; Hanson's demons surface when he defends a student.
Harper's meeting with a parent becomes heated; a new teacher stirs things up in the classroom; the teachers must evaluate one another.
Harper faces a tough decision concerning Senate; a promising music student must support his family; a new teacher gets off to a rocky start.
Guber discovers seniors are studying the rules of attraction and not much else in study hall; Senate allows Trina and her baby to stay at his place; Hanson asks Marla out on a date.
A union representative interviews Marla and Hanson about their feud; Flynn goes for a wild ride with speedy student; Lipschultz tries to sell insurance to fellow teachers.
Harper and Gruber try to find out the origin of a school riot; Hanson files a grievance with the teacher's union saying Marla is a racist.
Young teachers join the faculty; students plan a walkout because of the administration's apparent lack of concern for student issues.
A tragedy leaves a teacher in dire straits and the rest of Winslow High's staff and students struggling to cope.
A promising student becomes involved in criminal acts that produce fatal results; Hanson receives criticism for sending a letter to parents about a student who is overweight.
As the prom approaches, female students outrage the faculty when they auction themselves as dates, while Harper deals with angry students who oppose his allowing a gay student to compete for the queen's crown.
Ronnie throws a surprise birthday party for Senate that turns chaotic; Lipschultz snoops in Harper's briefcase and uncovers something serious.
Former student Dana Poole returns to Winslow High looking to spend time with Senate for a class project; a 58-year-old man visits Lipschultz and claims to be his son.
Ronnie catches a student performing a crime; two female students tell Marylin about their sexual conversations online with an older man.
Ronnie tries to persuade an 18-year-old student not to pose for a racy magazine; Guber and Meredith disagree about a classroom incident; Lauren and Marylin are questioned about their teaching methods.
Controversy strikes Hanson's classroom; Ronnie draws ire for an assignment to experience life as a homeless person.
The students and teachers at Winslow High School deal with the tragedy of a car accident caused by a drunken driver; Senate tries to convince a man to keep his son in school.
Senate tries to persuade a student with terminal cancer to apply for college admission.
A student finds a notebook outlining a sinister plot for Winslow High.
Harper gets steamed when he finds out his daughter is dating a 27-year-old man; Guber and Senate's students get ready to rumble in a debate.
Guber accepts Lauren's offer for an evening out; Ronnie confronts one of her students about her pregnancy.
Harper enters Winslow High in a contest to win a $200,000 grant; Hanson refuses to reveal his after-school activities with a student.
A former student on death row asks Harper to be present at his execution; a star student troubles Ronnie.
Harper reconnects with his ex-wife (Lynn Whitfield) at a holiday benefit; students ask Marilyn and Marla to perform at a holiday pageant.
Guber endeavors to find a thief who stole something belonging to Mrs. Peters; Hanson finds a student in the throes of a seizure; Louisa and Marla form a band.
Hanson is arrested after a domestic dispute; a student decides to drop out because of an offer from a record company.
Harper's daughter (China Shavers) enrolls at Winslow High after being kicked out of private school.
Senate is outraged when he learns that a prized student purchased a college-application essay over the Internet.
Ronnie begins her teaching career at Winslow High; Lauren tries to help a pregnant, straight-A student gain admission to Princeton.
New teachers join the faculty; Lipshultz gets into trouble after giving a student the wrong name; Marla sponsors a club of female students.
A father (Mandy Patinkin) wants his home-schooled son to go through Winslow High's graduation ceremony.
Marla has concerns about a prom date between a senior boy and a freshman girl; Lauren worries about her relationship with Daniel.
The daughter of Harper's new girlfriend becomes rebellious at school, causing complications for Harper; Marilyn gets involved when she suspects a student is being physically abused at home.
A boy threatens a girl after she turns him down for a prom date; Marilyn confronts a student's mother; Lauren reunites with a former student.
A frustrated Marla shows her students what life might be like without an education when she makes her class pick up garbage; Senate learns of Dana Poole's eye-popping job.
Harper confronts Senate about his knowledge of Tyrone's gang life.
Lauren seethes over an event captured by a security camera; a student's sinister writings worry Guber.
Harper lands in another teacher-student scandal.
Guber must find replacements quickly after six teachers quit.
Kevin seeks legal representation from Ellenor Frutt (Camryn Manheim) and Jimmy Berlutti (Michael Badalucco) in the wake of a teacher-student affair.
Harry saves a student from being beaten by gang members; Guber grills Kevin about Buttle's affair with a student; Lauren counsels a female wrestler.
Kevin wants to ask Marylin for a date; Harper deals with the sexy routine of cheerleaders; Lauren looks to buy her first house.
News of Buttle's relationship with a student hits school computers.
Police search in the school for a student who shot a man at a restaurant.
A student considers dropping out of school.
Guber dates a sexually aggressive woman; Harper suspends the creator of a Web site called Holt. 45; a fired teacher sues to get her job back.
Harper struggles with the loss of a beloved teacher, as well as the man's alleged relationship with a student; Lauren kisses another teacher.
After a freshman approaches Lauren for advice about contraception, the staff decides that Lipschultz should lead a sex-education assembly.
Lauren stumbles upon two students having sex; an honor student goes berserk after Harper decides not to recommend him for an award.
The superintendent (Debbi Morgan), who is looking to remove Steven Harper, visits.
Harvey's battle over making a student wear a bra to class escalates.
Teachers at a Boston high school juggle their personal and professional lives.