SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An audit found Oregon's Department of Education only made limited progress in addressing the state's dismal high school graduation rates.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Students at a North Carolina university will have to replace their graduation stoles because a vendor made a spelling error.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has withdrawn from plans to be a commencement speaker at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and won't participate in any other graduation...
State warns against graduation party alcohol violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The upcoming spring graduation season has prompted state officials to again remind parents and students about Ohio laws prohibiting those under age 21 from consuming...
Should Minnesota grade every public school?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When it comes to providing parents with information about the quality of public schools, how simple is too simple?
A bill at the Minnesota Legislature would require the...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The union leader of Poland's striking teachers says that key high-school graduation exams next month could be cancelled if government does not respond to pay...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Pharrell will be a keynote speaker to the University of Virginia's graduating class.
News outlets report the Grammy-winning producer, rapper and Virginia Beach...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Muslim gold star father who spoke out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump will be the featured speaker at a Virginia college's graduation.
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Since he was sentenced for assault three years ago, Christian Burch has edited the prison newspaper, tutored fellow inmates and sold graphite portraits he drew while...
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be the commencement speaker at New England College's graduation ceremonies in May.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State lawmakers have put the brakes on a measure that would have required Indiana students to pass the U.S. citizenship test to earn a high school diploma.
TV anchor, author Sheba Turk to speak at UNO graduation
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Television news anchor and author Sheba Turk will be going back to school this May.
The University of New Orleans says Turk will be the university's principal speaker...
District to allow tribal attire at graduation ceremonies
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Native American students in Tucson's largest school district can now wear culturally significant attire to their graduation ceremonies.
Student in hospice care receives high school diploma
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine student has received his high school diploma during a special graduation ceremony at his bed in hospice care.
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lussier is currently at the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon teens who spent time in foster care were less than half as likely as their classmates in the class of 2017 to graduate on time.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The state Board of Education has voted to take control of an eastern Arkansas school district, immediately removing the district's superintendent and school...
Booker to deliver commencement speech in New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be one of four commencement speakers at Southern New Hampshire University's graduation ceremonies in May.
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Acclaimed high school coach quits after he’s harassed
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York coach who led one of the top high school basketball teams in the state has resigned after being subjected to a bombardment of public...
Tennessee community college graduation rates on the rise
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee higher education officials say community college graduation rates are on the rise.
According to WPLN-FM , the Tennessee Board of Regents says 13.6 percent...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will address graduates at Michigan State University this spring.
Dr. Duhamel: Honorary doctorate for ‘Transformers’ star
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel is soon to be a doctor in his native North Dakota.
The "Transformers" star will receive an honorary doctorate degree during the...
Glenn Close to speak at William & Mary commencement
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Glenn Close will speak at William & Mary's commencement ceremony in May.
The Daily Press reported Tuesday that that the award-winning actress graduated from the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Final numbers show the rate of New Mexico high school students who earned diplomas last year was the highest it has ever been, the New Mexico Public Education Department...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report for graduation rates among this year's NCAA Tournament teams continues to show male players lagging behind their female counterparts.
UW System adopts new software to reduce graduation gaps
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is implementing new advising software in an effort to improve retention and reduce graduation gaps between students of color and their white...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state school board is recommending that Ohio lawmakers give high school students more flexibility to earn a diploma through options not relying on standardized...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature has approved a bill that would allow American Indian students to wear eagle feathers or plumes at school graduations.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is seeing a wide disparity in how high schools prepare students for college, a newspaper investigation found.
Lawmakers mull eagle feathers, plumes at graduations
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian students in North Dakota would be allowed to wear eagle feathers or plumes at school graduations under a measure considered by the Legislature.
GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner has announced she will be speaking at the graduation ceremony at her Ohio alma mater, Denison University.
KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A skills gap is creating opportunities for Preston High students to get free training and good-paying jobs soon after graduation.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has been chosen to deliver the commencement address this spring at Liberty University.
Pence will speak May 11 to an expected crowd of 18,000...
UVM dedicates area to first black graduate
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Students and visitors now have a new way to remember the University of Vermont's first black graduate.
MyChamplainValley.com reports the university has dedicated an...
Virginia State Police to graduate 80 new troopers
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Eighty new Virginia State Troopers are set to graduate after receiving 30 weeks of academic, physical and practical training.
The troopers will receive their diplomas Friday during commencement exercises at the State Police Training Academy.
Gov. Ralph Northam and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Ryant Washington are scheduled to attend the graduation ceremony.
School considers nixing gender-specific graduation gowns
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Graduates of a Montana high school may not wear gender-specific caps and gowns to their commencement ceremony this year.
The Helena Independent Record reports most girls at every Helena High School commencement since at least 2007 have worn white caps and gowns, while most boys have worn burgundy.
University of Wisconsin sees spike in graduation rates
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System has seen a spike in graduation numbers from 10 years ago, and the number of graduates of color more than doubled in that period, according to officials.
Nearly 37,000 students completed their degrees in the last academic year, a 13 percent increase compared to the 2007-2008 school year, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane’s spring commencement
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University's spring commencement speaker will be Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Tulane President Mike Fitts said in a Thursday statement that Cook represents the kind of success the university wants for all of its graduates.
Cook, who grew up in Robertsdale, Alabama, was a Fuqua Scholar at Duke University where he earned a master's degree in business administration. He also holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University.
UW System schools to raise graduate tuition
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin regents are poised to raise graduate tuition at eight schools.
Plans call for raising resident graduate tuition at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay would see the biggest increase, from $7,793 to $7,996.
Nonresident graduation tuition would go up at Eau Claire, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay would see the largest jump, from $17,106 to $17,551.
N Carolina university head leaves after Confederacy tiff
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of the country's oldest public university is saying goodbye to the North Carolina campus she's leaving after a tiff over a Confederate monument.
Carol Folt spent Thursday comparing herself to college seniors looking beyond graduation to life's new chapter. She joked during her last trustees meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that she feels like she's graduating early.
Graduation rate at teen moms school above national average
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine school for teenage mothers reports a graduation rate nearly double the average for such teens.
Maine Public reports that nine students are currently attending the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School in Waterville.
Indiana Senate backs civics test for high school graduation
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana high school students would have to pass a civics test in order to graduate if a state Senate proposal becomes law.
Senators voted 31-17 on Thursday in favor of requiring students to pass the same test covering American history and government that immigrants take to become U.S. citizens. The requirement would start with the 2020-21 school year.
High school graduation rates up in Oregon, closer to US rate
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former English language learners — including immigrant kids — had among the highest high school graduation rates in Oregon, while statewide the rate increased by 2 percent, reaching closer to the national average.
For the 2017-2018 class, the graduation rate was 78.7 percentage points, marking the fifth straight year it has gone up but still almost 6 points off last year's national average.
Wyoming graduation rate increases
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's four-year high school graduation rate has risen for the fifth year in a row to its highest level since at least 2010.
The state Education Department reports that 81.7 percent of students graduated on time last year.
Mid-major fallout: Grad transfers can hurt teams they leave
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A year ago Will Brown had his Albany Great Danes in heady territory, ranked fifth in a mid-major poll with the America East Conference's best backcourt and gunning for a berth somewhere in the postseason for a seventh straight year.
Alaska’s new system flags schools needing more support
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska education officials have flagged about one-fifth of the state's public schools as requiring additional support under the new school accountability system.
Idaho’s high school graduation rate reaches new high
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of just over 80 percent.
Mississippi graduation rate hits new record of 84 percent
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is graduating a greater share of its students in four years than ever before, with 84 percent of public high school seniors earning their diplomas on time last year, the Mississippi Department of Education said Thursday .
Public high school 4-year grad rate last school year was up
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public high school four-year graduation rate last school year was 90 percent, up from 89 percent the previous school year.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Department of Education released the 2017-18 school year graduation rates Thursday.
The graduation rates ranged from 83 percent in Kanawha and Cabell counties to 97 percent in Doddridge, Lewis, Mingo, Morgan, Putnam and Tyler counties.