Latest Graduation News

Fort Knox hosting unique graduation ceremony

Oct. 11, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Fort Knox is hosting a unique graduation ceremony that will honor graduates from several different schools. It's tailored for service members who didn't get a chance to go through a graduation ceremony or had to move to another military post. The Army post says 115 service members,...

NCAA looking at more changes to transfer rules

Oct. 5, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Division I Council has introduced legislation that would allow some athletes to transfer during the summer and be immediately eligible to play for a new school if there is a head coaching change before the first day of fall classes. The NCAA announced Friday four new rules...

Kentucky advances new standards for high school diplomas

Oct. 3, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country. But last year, state officials said, only 65 percent of those graduates met standards preparing them for college or a career. That's why the Kentucky Board of Education...

Ask Brianna: When a student debt becomes a lot of trouble

Oct. 2, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com....

Teens didn't need Kavanaugh to know what they write endures

Sep. 27, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

The drama surrounding President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee's behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today's social media-savvy high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces a historic hearing...

Will what happened at Georgetown Prep stay there?

Sep. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — To the uninitiated, Georgetown Preparatory School feels less like a high school than a well-heeled liberal arts college. The 93-acre campus in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital boasts a state-of-the-art athletic center, a nine-hole golf course, and its own gift shop....

Kentucky schools seek to help graduates pay for college

Sep. 14, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials with a public school district in Kentucky say they are trying to develop an initiative that would help high school graduates pay for college. JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio tells WAVE-TV the district wants to start a program called Louisville Promise. The program would...

Kent State orders grad to stop promoting open-carry rally

Aug. 30, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio has told a recent graduate to stop advertising an open-carry gun rally on campus because she doesn't have permission to hold the event. Kaitlin Bennett drew widespread attention in May when she posted photos of herself walking on the Kent State University campus with...

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

Aug. 24, 2018 7:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promises and faulty information" to lure students eligible for federal financial aid. Sound familiar? The...