Latest Graduation News

Texas high school bars student who won't cut dreadlocks

Jan. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EST

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A black Texas high school student won't be allowed to return to school or attend his graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks, his family says. Deandre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu in Southeast Texas, has had dreadlocks for years and says...

Oregon graduation rate hits 80%

Jan. 23, 2020 1:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon schools raised the statewide high school graduation rate for the class of 2019 to 80% and slightly narrowed racial and economic inequities, according to figures made public early Thursday. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the biggest gains were among low-income students, whose...

WWII veteran, 94, to get his college degree 73 years later

Dec. 13, 2019 12:31 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A World War II veteran will graduate from the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, more than 70 years after he first enrolled. Paul Blom, 94, began classes for his degree at the university in 1946 after enlisting in the Navy in three years prior, WCPO-TV reported. “I came down...

In this Nov 2018 photo, provided by Autumn Davis, Davis, poses for a selfie, in Charlotte, N.C. Davis says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment. She is suing in a case supported by the Time's Up movement legal fund. (Autumn Davis via AP)

Correction: Nursing School Harassment story

Dec. 5, 2019 5:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about a sexual harassment lawsuit, The Associated Press reported that the man accused of harassment was employed by WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. The man worked at WakeMed but was not employed by the hospital. A corrected version of the story is below: Lawsuit describes...

Injured South Carolina QB Bentley leaving football program

Dec. 2, 2019 2:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Injured South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he’s leaving the Gamecocks to play a final college football season elsewhere. Bentley announced his choice on social media Monday, thanking teammates, coaches and fans for their support during his time as a starter the past...

In this Nov 2018 photo, provided by Autumn Davis, Davis, poses for a selfie, in Charlotte, N.C. Davis says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment. She is suing in a case supported by the Time's Up movement legal fund. (Autumn Davis via AP)

Lawsuit describes harassment, retaliation at nursing school

Nov. 29, 2019 12:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman who says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment has sued in a case supported by the Time’s Up movement legal fund. Autumn Davis has sued two supervisors at the...