- Students with disabilities complete workforce skills program Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
SMYRNA, Tennessee - More than 80 Tennesseans with disabilities have celebrated the completion of workforce development and pre-vocational skills programs meant to help them reach their employment goals.
- 200 to graduate from NY State Police Academy Updated: Aug-31-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York State Police is set to welcome nearly 200 new troopers to its ranks.
- Texas business group head questions school graduation rates Updated: Aug-30-15 3:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The head of a key Texas business group criticized the state's high school graduation rate as inflated and unsound, questioning a statistic that is a point of pride for state officials.
- Demand for nurses in Montana remains high Updated: Aug-30-15 2:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Rising patient numbers combined with a booming need for more care has created growing demand for more nurses in Montana.
- Student says teacher had sex with her on graduation day Updated: Aug-28-15 1:56 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - A 35-year-old teacher is on paid administrative leave and is being investigated by the state's licensing agency for educators after a student said he had sex with her the morning of her graduation.
- First Sky View graduating class reunites Updated: Aug-28-15 5:08 am
SMITHFIELD, Utah - In celebrating Sky View High School's first graduating class, an enduring image of its 50-year history was on full display, as current students performed the school's fight song for the Class of 1965.
- University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement Updated: Aug-27-15 11:38 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.
- Kentucky ACT results lagging national levels Updated: Aug-26-15 3:32 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky students improved but still lag behind national averages for ACT college-readiness benchmarks in four core subjects, with the biggest deficit in math scores.
- 2015 Oklahoma grads' college readiness rate remains static Updated: Aug-26-15 2:46 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A new report shows the percentage of Oklahoma's 2015 graduating seniors who demonstrated college and career readiness in four core subjects on the ACT exam has remained static since last year.
- No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant Updated: Aug-26-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.
- Mississippi ACT scores stay flat for 2015 graduates Updated: Aug-26-15 3:14 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.
- Ohio student struck by lightning has new outlook on life Updated: Aug-24-15 4:41 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - A college student who was struck by lightning last spring has returned to the University of Dayton with a new outlook on life.
- Auburn graduates first class from brewing program Updated: Aug-24-15 8:52 am
OPELIKA, Alabama - Auburn University faculty and doting families gathered at Red Clay Brewing Company in Opelika to celebrate the graduation of 14 nontraditional students who made up the school's inaugural Brewing Science and Operations graduate certificate program.
- DNR to graduate 38 from inaugural Youth Conservation Academy Updated: Aug-23-15 4:07 am
DETROIT - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will graduate 38 youth and young adults from its inaugural Youth Conservation Academy.
- New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat Updated: Aug-22-15 3:25 am
FORT BENNING, Georgia - The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure - whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.
- $1.5M grant to help boost BHSU graduation rates Updated: Aug-21-15 2:19 am
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - Officials at Black Hills State University say the U.S. Department of Education school has awarded the school a five-year grant of nearly $1.5 million to help increase graduation rates.
- California lawmakers OK exit-exam reprieve affecting 5,000 Updated: Aug-20-15 7:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - About 5,000 high school students who couldn't graduate this year because the state canceled a required exit exam would receive a reprieve under legislation advanced Thursday.
- The Latest: Ranger grad says she didn't consider quitting Updated: Aug-20-15 3:23 pm
FORT BENNING, Georgia - The latest on the first female Army soldiers to complete the military's elite Ranger School (all times local):
- About half are proficient in first round of new state tests Updated: Aug-17-15 6:16 pm
SEATTLE - About half of Washington students earned proficient scores in new, more challenging tests in the first year they were given across the state, education officials announced Monday.
- Cuban aid caravan sees different experience Updated: Aug-16-15 6:13 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - The United States and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations last month after a frosty half century-plus of antagonism, economic embargo and Cold War angst that followed the Fidel Castro-led revolution on the island.
- 7 students graduate from new Delaware training program Updated: Aug-12-15 6:43 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Officials in Delaware say seven students have graduated from a new employment training program that prepares them to become certified nursing assistants.
- Clinton's student debt reforms help families, cost taxpayers Updated: Aug-11-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to make college more affordable and ease the burden of student debt could easily end up costing more than her proposed $350 billion.
- SC Chief Justice Jean Toal speaks at USC commencement Updated: Aug-08-15 6:23 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal is speaking to some 1,500 students receiving degrees at the University of South Carolina's summer commencement.
- US Rep. Trey Gowdy to address Clemson summer graduates Updated: Aug-07-15 4:05 am
CLEMSON, South Carolina - U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is addressing about 850 students receiving degrees at Clemson University's summer commencement.
- Record number of students eligible for UND summer graduation Updated: Aug-06-15 2:28 am
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A record number of University of North Dakota students are eligible to take part in the school's summer commencement.