In addition to being the critical pathway to college, graduating from high school means a lifetime of increased earnings, better health, decreased reliance on government assistance and crime, and higher levels of volunteering and other forms of civic engagement, compared to those who drop out.
There's a continuing controversy surrounding the request by Zach Williams' mother to have a chair draped with a cap and gown when Joplin High School graduation ceremonies are held May 22, 2016, the five-year anniversary of the tornado that took her son's life.
My school introduced a new schedule this year. Which hasn't been a problem for me, but for many its effects have been detrimental. The-effects-of-Al...
Argentina is facing serious challenges. In the coming years, the country will need to modernize its economy, improve citizen security, and reestablish its position in the world. Above all, it must deal with a major human capital shortfall in order to expand its workforce and deepen its talent pool.
I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.
As the holidays approach, we are reminded of the admonition that it is better to give than to receive. With that in mind, I am excited to share with you that my husband says he has arranged for a big surprise for me this year and a special process server will be delivering it to me here at the house on Christmas Eve! Sooooo excited!
I was fortunate enough to be born with a racing mind. One clue would lead to a different connotation and then someone's words would lock in together t...
It was my first day as a tutor at McClellan High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. I walked into the front office to sign in when, to my left, I saw a young student holding a newborn baby. She couldn't have been older than 15.
There is no room for life when it comes to housing policies. We're above a certain line of income, so we don't qualify for help. We pay rent well over the rent we used to pay before being evicted, but in order to prove that we can have a home again we would have to pay almost triple the amount.
Keeping your dreams alive is the one job from which you will never be rejected, fired, or laid off. Just because you don't get your dream job right after graduation doesn't mean it's impossible.
Congrats on graduating, entering the workforce and officially becoming an adult. Chances are you'll be interviewing and submitting dozens of resumes after commencement. Chances are you'll apply for jobs that aren't exactly your dream job and that's OK.
Gunshots and police sirens served as my alarm clock. I didn't think I would survive. I didn't think I would make it to 18. I was afraid I would end up just like my dad. Fortunately, my mother was there to provide the discipline I needed.
"Perseverance," "resilience," "strength," "immigration," and "the American Dream" are just a few words that are nearly synonymous with the Latino experience. And this is especially true when you look at the staggering statistics and the obstacles that Latinos have to overcome in order to succeed in public schools.
Arlene was lucky enough to have a supportive family and to find a perfect stranger who asked her why she was crying in front of a school that wouldn't let her back in, who showed her how to take online classes and get the credits she needed to graduate.
You have many important decisions ahead of you. Ask for help. Do your research before you make these critical choices. The path you choose will impact you for many years to come.
I'm a senior and I'm scared but I'm also going to try. I'm going to try my best to devote my all to my classes, relationships and most importantly, myself because my last semester deserves to be all I hoped it would.