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High School Graduation

Two Pieces OF 'Harry Potter' Advice I Want My Classmates to Know

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

Almost instantaneously, I made a connection with my doppelgänger, and he earned a permanent place in my life -- not just as a piece of literature, but as a friend.

8 Simple Questions to Capture the School Year

Bernadette Noll | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Seriously? That much physical change has occurred in all four of my (not so) little people? Faces went from kid to teen. Bodies stretched out a few inches. Hair grew. Shapes shifted. And that's just their external selves.

Well Done, High School Seniors

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 05.22.2014 | Teen

Yearbooks are the one physical keepsake of all the best (and sometimes most cringe-worthy) memories from high school. You pour your heart out in meani...

The Graduation Gift You Can't Afford to Miss

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Michael Price

Graduation season is upon us and a new class of young men and women are moving on to the next stage of their life, whether it be to college or a new c...

Degrees of Separation: A College Education for All

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

American education must be a promise of opportunity and access for all. The haves and the have-nots cannot be separated by degrees of inequality.

My Teachers Have Senioritis

David Cahn | Posted 07.20.2014 | Teen
David Cahn

Senioritis is not a disease to be accepted and adapted to. It is a problem that strikes at the core of what it means to be a high school student, and begs the question of why we go to school in the first place.

Preparing Yourself for Your Child's Graduation

Dennis Trittin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Dennis Trittin

While each graduation is different -- both for teen and parent -- there are several confidence-building strategies that help position you for a successful launch.

Do You Want the Good News Or...

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

Pushing towards graduation is a worthy pursuit -- an important and achievable goal. And graduating 80 percent of kids on time -- phenomenal. But with these 12th grade math and reading scores, it does raise the question: What is the quality of these graduates?

At Commencement, Focus Is on the Graduate -- But What Happens to Parents?

Judith Hannan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Judith Hannan

After mothering with such intensity, I had to ask, "What do I do now?" Like Harold with his purple crayon in the children's book, I knew I would have to write myself into a new place.

How I Earned A College Degree -- Before Getting My High School Diploma

Madonna Matta | Posted 07.16.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

In recent news, we've all heard about the young girl who graduated college a week before high school, and oddly enough, I have a similar story.

Something Unpredictable: 19 Graduation Songs That Aren't Green Day

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

Picture this: you're four Natty lights deep, hanging in your off-campus apartment and reminiscing with roommates about that thing that happened freshm...

38 Ideas For Graduation Gifts That Count

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

This year, our families are celebrating three graduations in all. Yet, we were stumped for ideas of gifts and reached out to our band of experienced moms for some wonderful suggestions.

The Scary Thing About Graduation

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

As graduation steadily approaches, I have mixed feelings of excitement and fear. I am ecstatic yet afraid to be thrown out into the "unknown" for four more years.

16-Year-Old Graduates From High School AND College In The Same Week

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Teen

Talk about an overachiever. When 16-year-old Grace Bush receives her high school diploma this week, she won’t be looking forward to four years in...

When Something Goes Right...

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

Today, for the first time ever, we can rely on what we are told is the percentage of students graduating from high school.

U.S. Public High Schools Reach A Major Milestone

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks...

Closing the High School Graduation Gap

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
John Bridgeland

America's creed does not guarantee equality of condition, but it does promise equality of opportunity. Education is fundamental to an opportunity society, and America must redouble its efforts to close its high school graduation gap.

High School Holds Graduation In Hospice Room

AP | Posted 04.26.2014 | Teen

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A terminally ill woman with inoperable pancreatic cancer was able to see her 17-year-old daughter graduate from high school duri...

Pomp and Circumstance - Graduation, Hawaii Style

Choon James | Posted 06.16.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

Educational institutions throughout the islands are gearing up for another festive season to celebrate academia, endurance and achievements. Part of the fun is seeing the types of leis showered upon the graduates.

Why Everyone Should Go To Their High School Reunion

Jim Moret | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim Moret

The email alert popped up with annoying regularity, reminding me that my high school reunion was approaching and I had not yet purchased my ticket. I had already decided months earlier that I was not going, not this time. And time was the operative word, because this reunion marked forty years since my graduation. Attending would force me to face that reality head on and I simply wasn't prepared for it.

LOOK: Public School Students Will Look Pretty Different By 2022

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

In the future, public schools are going to be less white and more Hispanic, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics...

Discussing Post-High School Options With Your Kids

Pam Didner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Pam Didner

Going to college is not the only option. Even if you decide to go to college, there are multiple ways to control the expenses.

How High School Really Prepared Us for College

Uloop | Posted 05.13.2014 | College

There are a few unforgettable lessons high school did teach me that helped me prepare for college better than anything I could have memorized for the ACT.

Why I Wear 80

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

When I take the court tonight for the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, the number I'll wear -- 80 -- is rarely seen on a basketball jersey, but represents a record in education. That number -- 80 percent -- is the newly announced high school graduation rate, the highest in American history.

"White Suburban Moms" and Everyone Else: Are New York's New Diploma Options the Future of the Common Core?

Allison Hertog | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Allison Hertog

You might think that as an advocate for struggling learners, I would oppose these new tough standards, but I am a supporter. Why?