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Stories with subject: Graduation
  • Former pupils get diplomas after Ga. drops graduation exam 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:32 pm

    ATHENS, Georgia - Clarke County schools officials say hundreds of former students have qualified to get their high school diplomas because of a state law that retroactively dropped a required graduation test.

  • Statewide ACT: 8 percent of Nevada juniors are college-ready 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 7:20 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Only 8 percent of Nevada's high school juniors are ready for college in four major subject areas, according to preliminary results from the ACT that was administered almost universally in the state for the first time this spring.

  • Panel suggests giving students college algebra alternatives 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 1:23 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri Department of Education committee is recommending that two- and four-year public colleges that require algebra for graduation instead give students the option of taking statistics or other math subjects more relevant to their fields.

  • Phylicia Rashad to speak at Tuskegee summer commencement 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:04 am

    TUSKEGEE, Alabama - An award-winning actress is scheduled to deliver the address at Tuskegee University's summer commencement ceremony.

  • Arkansas colleges look to boost online programs 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 4:53 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas education officials say there's a push among colleges around the state to boost online offerings as a way to help improve graduation rates.

  • Sheriff: 4 marking milestones likely died of carbon monoxide 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:49 pm

    BYRON, Maine - Four young people celebrating a birthday and a graduation at a cabin in Maine likely died of carbon monoxide poisoning hours after their arrival earlier this week, a sheriff said Saturday.

  • Report: Nursing degrees from New York colleges on the rise 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 6:32 am

    ROCHESTER, New York - A survey of in-state colleges by the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies shows that the number of registered nurses graduating each year from New York colleges has doubled since 2002.

  • Rural counties brace for court-reporter shortage 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 12:47 pm

    EBENSBURG, Pennsylvania - When Cambria County court reporter Kelly Corcoran went to school for her line of work, there were about a dozen court reporting programs to choose from across the state.

  • Washington Legislature adjourns after final votes 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:12 pm

    SEATTLE - The Washington Legislature adjourned Friday after a marathon triple overtime session where lawmakers raised the gas tax to pay for transportation projects across the state, cut college tuition and put more money toward the state's education system.

  • Class of 23 firefighters to graduate from state academy 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 4:05 am

    BOSTON - Twenty-three firefighters from 16 Massachusetts fire departments are expected to graduate from the state's firefighting academy this week.

  • Indiana's career, technical students have higher grad rate 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:38 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The growing number of Indiana students taking career and technical education courses are graduating from high school at a higher rate than other students and need less remediation than those classmates, new state education figures show.

  • Sultan woman receives high school diploma on 100th birthday 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 10:08 am

    SULTAN, Washington - A 100th birthday party here doubled as a high school graduation ceremony.

  • 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.