District of Columbia Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has issued her first-ever veto, rejecting legislation that would allow high school seniors absent for more than six weeks of class to graduate.
Last year, D.C.’s school system said 73 percent of its students graduated on time. It was later discovered that a third of the students were allowed to graduate despite violations of school policy, such as excessive unexcused absences.
The Howard County Public School System is making some adjustments to operations as students and staff head back to school after significant rainfall Sunday.
One person was killed and another wounded when an argument led to a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony Friday night in metro Atlanta, police said.
Festivities are getting underway this weekend for several schools around the area. Here’s a roundup of dates, times and locations for graduation events that may impact traffic.
A New York college student who got stuck on a subway train before his graduation on Tuesday received his “diploma” underground.
Soon-to-be graduates in the D.C. area will soon take “the walk,” and that means traffic issues not only in the suburbs but at one prominent District landmark.
The D.C.-area college graduation season kicks off Wednesday. Here’s a roundup of dates, times and locations for graduation events that may impact traffic.
Star high school athletes enjoy lots of attention on the days they announce their college choices. Oxon Hill High School is giving all its seniors that same experience.
Graduations come and go, but that doesn’t mean your gift to the graduate in your life can’t withstand the test of time.
University of Maryland police apologized to students attending a graduation party and suspended a police officer after pepper spray was used to break up the gathering in College Park.
A Loudoun County nonprofit provides support and love to teens and young adults who don’t have a permanent address to call home, a growing group both locally and nationally.
Parents at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School took a vote to stand behind their principal and to call for Montgomery County Public Schools to clear up its policies regarding principals disciplining students.
After a principal’s decision to bar six high school students from graduating was reversed, there was criticism from a number of parents that the interim superintendent had undermined the authority of the principal.
A parent of students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School says she’s urging continued support for Principal Donna Redmond Jones after her decision to bar six students from graduation ceremonies for showing up to prom drunk was overruled.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.