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Stories with subject: Graduation
  • Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:45 am

    WASHINGTON - Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.

  • SCI-Greene inmates forge bond training service dogs 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:25 am

    WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania - The 15 inmates chosen to train Labrador retriever service dogs at the state prison in Greene didn't get much sleep the first night that five puppies spent in their block in March 2014.

  • 83-year-old Korean War vet gets honorary high school degree 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:43 am

    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - An 83-year-old Korean War veteran from New Hampshire who dropped out of high school nearly 70 years ago can now call himself a graduate.

  • Researchers: Higher graduation rates follow tuition program 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:07 am

    KALAMAZOO, Michigan - Researchers say an anonymously funded free college tuition program for high school graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools has helped increase college graduation rates.

  • No charges against father who brought gun to graduation 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 6:07 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - New Haven police say they declined to charge a father who brought a gun to his child's elementary school graduation because he made an honest mistake and had no criminal intentions.

  • TBI graduates first class from Criminal Justice Academy 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:01 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recently graduated its first class of Criminal Justice Academy students.

  • NYC mayor's son and campaign star graduates from high school 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:39 pm

    NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was propelled to office in part by a campaign ad featuring his son talking about racial injustice, spoke at the teenager's graduation ceremony on Friday and returned to that theme, imploring students not to give in to cynicism in the wake of the South Carolina church shooting.

  • World War II internees finally get high school graduation 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 12:20 pm

    TUSTIN, California - It was decades late, but George and Miko Kaihara, both 90, finally got to attend their high school graduation.

  • Atlantic City schools pay $11,000 for graduation venue 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 10:34 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The financially troubled Atlantic City school district is paying about $11,000 for the venue for high school graduation.

  • 93-year-old attends Stanford graduation decades later 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:08 pm

    STANFORD, California - Bonnie "Chuck" Gould got a master's degree in education from Stanford University in 1954, but it wasn't until this week that the 93-year-old formally graduated.

  • Senate looks to delay graduation exam requirements 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:10 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The use of tests as a public school graduation requirement beginning with Pennsylvania's class of 2017 is meeting resistance in the state Legislature.

  • Bonner reflects on years as president at Alabama 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 11:50 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - University of Alabama President Judy Bonner sat on the porch of the campus' antebellum president's mansion on a muggy afternoon in late spring. Joggers made their way around the Quad, and the heat and humidity gradually rose after a brief afternoon shower.

  • Law schools fund firms to train recent graduates 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 12:20 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Baseball has the minor leagues. Medicine offers residency programs. But recent law school graduates have no equivalent training opportunities to hone their skills - at least until now.

  • 2 sextuplets to graduate high school in DC 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 11:20 am

    WASHINGTON - Two of the nation's first black sextuplets are poised to graduate high school in Washington.

  • As Native schools struggle, grad rate soars at Jemez charter 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:54 pm

    JEMEZ PUEBLO, New Mexico - When Jemez Pueblo student Marley Perea entered Walatowa Charter High School in the ninth grade, she was reading at the seventh-grade level. Now, she prepares to enter her senior year with her reading on par with a college student.

  • 3 VIP speakers, 8 speeches: What will the grads remember? story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 10:20 am

    WASHINGTON - Graduation season is winding down. The caps and gowns are being tossed aside, the diplomas propped on the mantle. Already, memories of commencement speeches are getting fuzzy, even some of those delivered by big-name speakers. But among the eight commencement addresses given this year by three of the biggest names - President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden - a few moments stood out that may last a little longer. A look back:

  • School superintendent drops graduation cheering charges 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:33 pm

    SENATOBIA, Mississippi - A Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation has now dropped the charges.

  • Plan aims to double community, technical college graduates 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 1:44 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system has come up with a plan aimed to double the system's number of graduates and meet the state's workforce demand.

  • Graduation robes gender-neutral in Maryland school district 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 8:05 am

    ROCKVILLE, Maryland - Out of respect for transgender students, three high schools in Maryland's Montgomery County have begun using a single color for graduation robes to make them gender neutral.

  • Baldwin County veterans' court to graduate its first class 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 2:37 pm

    FOLEY, Alabama - The Baldwin County veterans' court is preparing to graduate its first class of military veterans who a judge says are determined to get their life back on track.

  • In Hollywood, foster care students try to finish high school story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 12:21 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Tucked below the Hollywood sign, on a street where tourists stop to pose for pictures, is Beachwood House, a pale blue two-story home for foster kids without one. It's known as the place you go if you are good.

  • Student keeps Native American spirit alive at graduation 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 12:20 pm

    LAKEWOOD, Washington - When Waverly "Wave" Wilson walked across the stage at Lakes High School graduation ceremonies Wednesday night, it was with her head held high and her Native American pride intact.

  • Victoria students' vandalism could bar them from graduation 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 11:57 am

    VICTORIA, Texas - Some Victoria West High School students could be barred from high school graduation ceremonies as punishment for vandalism that left food, spray paint and other items covering parts of the school campus.

  • Teen barred from school for having gun graduates privately 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 10:17 am

    JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania - A basketball star who was kicked off the team and out of a western Pennsylvania high school for having a gun has graduated in a separate ceremony.

  • 9 seniors banned from Massachusetts school's graduation 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 9:32 am

    NORTHFIELD, Massachusetts - Nine students at a western Massachusetts high school have been barred from attending graduation ceremonies after they were found in possession of marijuana and alcohol on their senior trip.