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High School Graduation May Require More Than Just Grades, Test Scores

Defenses mean students actually get to showcase what they’ve learned, rather than taking school cavalierly.

August 11, 2015
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Obama Warns Of Threat That Climate Change Poses To National Security

Obama addresses climate change and the graduating class of cadets at the Coast Guard Academy.

May 20, 2015
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North Texas Students Petition For A Speaker Other Than Texas Governor Abbott

University of North Texas students petition against Governor Greg Abbott giving this year’s commencement address.

April 8, 2015

Bill Maher Will Keep His Speaking Date At UC Berkeley Despite Furor

After efforts from certain student groups at UC Berkeley to rescind Bill Maher’s invitation to speak at their school’s graduation, Maher says he is delighted to accept the invite.

November 3, 2014

Shifting Global Economy Requires New Approach To Education

Watching a graduation awards program at a parochial high school last week, I smiled with the soon-to-be grads, most of whom seemed giddy with anticipation at the next phase of their lives. It’s the season for those rituals — the ceremonies, the parties, the congratulatory toasts. The program that I attended involved sons and daughters […]

May 17, 2014

National High School Graduation Rate Exceeds 80 Percent For The First Time

By Lalita Clozel, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80%, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit group founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. An […]

April 29, 2014