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High School Graduation

Re-Engagement Programs Offer the 20% of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduating a Second Chance

John Gomperts | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
John Gomperts

Don't Call Them Dropouts showed that the young people who leave school early are not quitting on themselves or their future. We can't quit on them either.

An Etiquette Guide to College Admissions News

Peyton Price | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Good for him! Jock scholarship I bet he can't wait! Party school Smart choice. Community college

Letting Go Is a Lot Harder the Third Time Around

Amy Byrnes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Amy Byrnes

They do this, kids. They start out making you weak at the knees with the love you feel for them -- their tiny little fingers and sweet-smelling heads -- and then push you to the brink of homicide after a few short years of incessantly asking, "Why?" and "Why not?"

College Visit With My Firstborn

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to some students and ate some college food.

Entire School Holds Early Graduation For Teen With Cancer Who Has 4 Months To Live

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.24.2014 | Good News

When this teen with cancer was told she was running out of time, her friends and family made sure she wouldn't miss one of the biggest milestones in a...

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

7 Things To Make Sure You Do During Your Child's Senior Year

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It seems like the kids are grown, that the need to document their gorgeous faces has lost its urgency as the transitions slow. Wrong. That just-finished-childhood-not-quite-adult look is fleeting. Get someone who knows what they are doing to capture it.

Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Raising High School Student Achievement

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Note: Today's guest post comes to us from Gerry House, President, Institute for Student Achievement. In the last 25 years, both as a school superint...

My Last First Day Of High School

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 11.10.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

It seems like just yesterday when I was going to kindergarten with my twin, Kayleigh, and one of my best friends to this day, Joey. I remember vaguely learning how to write my name and learning about shapes. Where did the time go?

10 Things to Pack When You Go to College

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Whether you are heading off to college this fall as a freshman or as a returning student, it is critical that you think about your preparation -- not just in the practical matters of packing to outfit your residence hall room -- but also in preparing your mindset so you can truly get the most out of college.

I'm 'Officially' An Adult, But That Doesn't Mean I Have It All Figured Out (Yet)

Ashley Castillo | Posted 09.13.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

On the last day of school, as I said goodbye to everyone, I didn't fully understand that it was the last time I'd be seeing the same people every day, or following a bell schedule and even having a gym class.

This Graduation Speech Will Be Stuck In Your Head All Day

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Teen

Connecticut high school graduate Gregory Corning is clearly a man of many talents. Not only does the Wethersfield High School salutatorian have academ...

The 7 Words You Should Say Before You Graduate

Rosana Maximo | Posted 08.27.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

It's strange and amazing how a couple of things can shape the future and your path in life. If we look back to what caused us to go to college and what things lead us there, you'd be amazed as well.

Could You Have Handled an 8-5 Schedule When You Were in High School?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Over the past four years, students in the first graduating class of Southland College Prep Charter High School spent five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. preparing for the next phase of their lives.

Class Of 2014, We've Come A Long Way

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 08.26.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

Surely, I am excited for a new life in higher education, but I think it is truly important to take a look back and reflect on how far we have all come.

The Real Pain Of The Empty Nest

Grown And Flown | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

The moment they walked out the door for nursery school, middle school, college or their "real life," I will know them a little less.

What Every Graduate Needs To Know About Real Life

Laura Munson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

I can never remember if the word 'commencement' means beginning or ending. My knee jerk reaction is to think that it means ending, though my writer's mind quickly corrects it.

A CEO's Advice to the Class of 2014

Julie Smolyansky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Julie Smolyansky

Last week, I had the surreal and humbling honor of accepting the Distinguished Alumni Award at my high school alma mater, Niles North in Skokie, IL. ...

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Left For College

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Davis Kho

It's graduation season, and time for inspirational and lofty speeches. But high school grads, I'm here to keep it real and give you more pragmatic advice. Here are the ten practical things I wish I'd known when I was heading off to college.

This Is What Graduation Looks Like According To Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen & Ben Craw | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Friends, professors, administrators, parents: Welcome to graduation! We've been through a lot during these past four years, sharing the hallways with ...

Obama Tells High Schoolers It's Time To Straighten Washington Out

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Saluting graduates as they leave the safety of high school behind, President Barack Obama held up a revitalized New England ...

Student With Congenital Disorder Makes Triumphant Walk Across Stage At Graduation

Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. | Stacey Federoff | Posted 08.09.2014 | Good News

Walking across the stage to receive her diploma at Yough High School's graduation ceremony on Friday meant the world to Ashley Firestone. The 18-year...

High School Students Share 40 Things They Know to Be True

Heidi LoStracco | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Heidi LoStracco

As a speech-language pathologist, I've recently had the opportunity to spend time with high school students with various levels of speech and language difficulty, and I asked them to "Tell me something that you know is true."

"What's in a Name?"

Dan Cardinali | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

On the key issue of why a young person would leave school without a diploma, researchers found that 25 different factors were mentioned over and over again, with abuse, homelessness and time in juvenile detention topping the list.

Notorious B.I.G's Son Graduates From High School

The Huffington post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices

Christopher Wallace Jr., son of singer Faith Evans and rapper Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace, accomplished a feat his late father would be proud ...