- Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates Updated: Feb-12-16 7:42 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.
- Former Iowa Wesleyan University nursing students win lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 5:55 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - A southeast Iowa jury has awarded seven former nursing students of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant $75,000 each after the nursing program lost national accreditation just prior to their graduation in the spring of 2013.
- Missouri bill would require students to pass civics exam Updated: Feb-10-16 12:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A House committee has approved a bill that would require Missouri high school students to pass a civics exam similar to the U.S. naturalization test in order to graduate.
- Obama adviser Axelrod to deliver Eureka commencement Updated: Feb-10-16 4:40 am
EUREKA, Illinois - A top adviser to President Barack Obama's election victories will deliver the commencement address at Eureka College May 14.
- Program for at-risk students in Norfolk moves to high school Updated: Feb-09-16 2:04 pm
NORFOLK, Nebraska - A program designed to help at-risk students graduate has moved into a new location in Norfolk.
- 10 CSI students barred from graduating due to accreditation Updated: Feb-09-16 9:52 am
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A group of College of Southern Idaho students are stuck in limbo after completing their physical therapist assistant classes, but being barred from graduating due to accreditation problems.
- Bill would require some Alaska students to repay grants Updated: Feb-08-16 6:48 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years of starting their programs.
- Student graduation art show season starts at Wayne State Updated: Feb-08-16 4:10 am
DETROIT - The season of student graduation shows is upon us, with the first at Wayne State University up through Friday in the Art Department Gallery.
- Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper reported.
- 5 graduates return to coach Lexington High's speech team Updated: Feb-06-16 11:06 am
LEXINGTON, Nebraska - Five graduates of Lexington High School are coaching the school's speech team, the same team they once competed on together.
- IU South Bend part of effort to improve student performance Updated: Feb-06-16 3:05 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Indiana University South Bend is one of 44 schools across the country participating in a new program aimed at improving the performance of first-year college students.
- NCAA academic committee considering changes to rating system Updated: Feb-04-16 7:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA may start holding schools more accountable for the academic progress of athletes who are graduate transfers.
- Missouri graduate students pass employee status resolution Updated: Feb-04-16 5:35 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri's Graduate Professional Council has passed a resolution affirming graduate students' status as university employees.
- EX-Badgers QB Wilson to give Wisconsin commencement speech Updated: Feb-03-16 9:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin says Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to Madison this spring to give the school's commencement address.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 7:10 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- West Virginia looks to shore up defense on signing day Updated: Feb-03-16 4:52 pm
West Virginia's defense was decimated by graduation following the 2015 season, and the Mountaineers signed several prospects Wednesday aimed at softening the losses, led by linebacker Brendan Ferns and junior college safety Kyzir White.
- Wolf signs 2-year halt in Keystone Exams' graduation mandate Updated: Feb-03-16 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school was put on hold Wednesday for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf said he remains committed to accountability.
- UConn setting up living-learning community for black men Updated: Feb-02-16 4:37 pm
STORRS, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut is creating a community for black men inside a new dorm on its campus, following the lead of some other predominantly white schools in an effort to boost low graduation and retention rates among male African-American students.
- 'Grow where you're planted,' Mississippi gov tells students Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant is imploring high-achieving college students to remain in Mississippi after graduation and build their careers in the state.
- Capt. Phillips to speak at Vermont university commencement Updated: Feb-01-16 11:22 am
CASTLETON, Vermont - Capt. Richard Phillips will deliver the commencement speech at a Vermont university.
- University of Missouri will raise stipends for some students Updated: Jan-28-16 8:34 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri plans to raise its minimum stipend for some graduate doctoral students on July 1.
- Herbert sets Utah graduation goal, calls for Medicaid plan Updated: Jan-27-16 11:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert used his annual State of the State speech Wednesday to set a goal to raise Utah's graduation rate and implore lawmakers who have rejected Medicaid expansion plans to somehow help poor residents get health insurance.
- The Latest: Herbert praises Utah public lands plan Updated: Jan-27-16 9:00 pm
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- Steelworkers kick off unionization campaign at university Updated: Jan-27-16 3:27 pm
- New Hampshire university offers grads employment 'guarantee' Updated: Jan-26-16 2:16 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A small Catholic university in southern New Hampshire is becoming the latest college to offer a money-back guarantee of sorts to its students.