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  • Top D.C. students share their keys to success

    The smartest students to graduate from D.C. Public Schools this year share how they stayed at the top of their class.

  • Magruder H.S. students mourn loss of mentor

    After a Montgomery County school counselor passed away suddenly this month, students took the loss hard. Now on graduation day, Magruder high school students are taking time to remember Denise Schaefer.

  • Tech gift guide: The perfect gifts for tech-savvy graduates

    It\’s graduation season and some tech gifts can be the right tools to help graduates watch TV, exercise, cook and communicate.

  • School board allows tribute to Md. teen who committed suicide

    Glenelg High School student Grace McComas was cyber-bullied for months before committing suicide in 2012, and after some initial opposition, her classmates will honor her at graduation in May.

  • Washington high on Best Cities for Grads list

    Only 45 percent of this spring\’s college graduates have a job
    offer waiting for them, but prospects are much better in some
    cities than others, and Washington is among the best places for
    graduates to start their new life, both professionally and
    socially, according to a list of top cities for graduates.

  • Mother accepts diploma for daughter killed in shooting

    The mother of Amber Stanley, who was shot and killed in her own bed last fall, accepted her high school diploma during the Charles H. Flowers High School graduation Tuesday.

  • Graduations to cause weekend traffic delays

    Construction along Interstate 95, bridge work, more track work and several area university commencement ceremonies will delay travelers this weekend. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.

  • Clinton gives Howard commencement speech

    President Bill Clinton urged Howard University graduates to continuing serving even as they achieve success. He addressed the students during a commencement ceremony Saturday.

  • Grads are told: ‘You are not special’

    In a graduation speech that went viral, a Boston-
    area English teacher spelled it out for graduates,
    telling them they\’ve been \”pampered\” and now they
    need to recognize they are not special.

  • Charter school graduates first class, all headed to college

    Graduating seniors of Washington Latin Public
    School crossed the
    stage and received their diplomas Friday,
    enjoying the long-anticipated moment
    that was not only a first for the graduates, but
    for the school itself.

  • Md. likely to raise school dropout age to 18

    The General Assembly looks set to pass a bill that would require kids to stay in school until they turn 18.