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High School Graduation

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?

My Son, the Rocket Scientist

Les Trent | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Les Trent

I have the fears of any parent, most especially, of course, of war. But being a child of a career Army man who served in Vietnam, I have other concerns.

Are Current School Reforms Imperiling Long-Term Gains?

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

A blizzard of education reports and studies appears every year. This swirl of information, analysis, and commentary -- some of which is contradictory -- makes it difficult to understand the condition of America's public schools. In short, are the schools getting better or worse?

12th Graders and Parents: Enjoy the Holidays and Chill!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
David Kanegis

Students and parents you have the ability to analyze, and determine responses and reactions to all the challenges life sends your way. It's never too early to begin the process. You'll reap great rewards in the future.

Shame on Texas PTA for Supporting Lower Expectations

David Hinojosa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
David Hinojosa

It is clear that requiring Algebra II for all Texas graduates is in the best interest of the youth of this state: for their future and that of Texas. TLEC calls on local PTAs to make their voices heard and demand that its statewide organization reverse its position supporting lower expectations.

In Economically Improving Neighborhoods, the Rising Tide Lifts Some Boats Higher Than Others

Todd Grindal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Todd Grindal

Social scientists have long argued that neighborhoods play an important role in shaping children's long-term academic attainment. This study supports this assertion but also suggests a need to focus on broadening the educational benefits that may flow from economic growth.

Why Some Americans Are Rushing To Take The GED

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam ...

Small NYC Schools Show Better Graduation And College Rates

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.24.2013 | New York

According to an October study from researchers at MIT and Duke, the central focus of Mayor Bloomberg's education plan - smaller schools - is showing s...

Fortunate Son

Neal Shapiro | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Neal Shapiro

Unraveling the issue of high school graduation requires the entire community.

Take A Hint From This Hilarious Video Before Your Next Test (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Teen

For the record, cheating gets you nowhere in life -- but learning that the hard way (or, actually just, you know, learning) is sometimes funny -- if i...

Seeking Kairos: How We Need to Rethink College

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Vishal Khetpal

Too often we've come to think about our lives in terms of chronos -- the time elapsed in, say, 24 hours. We often forget about kairos -- windows of opportunity that present themselves in the moment, measured qualitatively, instead of with seconds, minutes, and hours.

An Open Letter to Parents of Teens Who Are Going to College

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

remember dropping my then-18-year-old daughter off at college and thinking: Who are these strange people at this strange place and why am I giving them my daughter?

The 20 Things I Wish Someone Told Me at 20

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

As college doors start to swish and swing open, slurping young people back in for fall classes, I feel compelled to put my hand up and say, "Wait, you forgot something."

My Biggest Dream Is Just Weeks Away

Toshe Ayo-Ariyo | Posted 09.04.2013 | Teen
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo

With that, I think I'm ready to embark on another journey. I am excited for the wonderful education I will receive at Penn, the influential people I will meet and the amazing opportunities I will have. This is the dream I have always aspired to.

Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for High School Grads

SaveUp | Posted 09.01.2013 | College

I remember living entirely off gummy bears and Red Bull for a whole week during finals (which I most definitely do not recommend). Truth: college students don't always spend money wisely when they're off on their own for the first time.

'I Did It!'

Anangie Martinez | Posted 08.31.2013 | Teen
Anangie Martinez

I opened the leather-bound cover and ran my fingers over my name, written in lovely cursive script. After all the late nights, all the homework and projects, I was finally done. I did it! I made it through high school.

Top Five Financial Tips for Students

Justine Kay | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Justine Kay

After the graduation parties, job hunting, and teary goodbyes are over, it's time to figure out the heavy stuff: finances. How much debt are you going to be in? Do you need a cosigner on your loan? Is there an app for this!?!?