Latest Qualifications Stories

2008-06-16 06:00:30

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Ala. Jun. 16--Graduating from high school in Alabama will be harder beginning in the fall of 2009 because of new graduation standards. But the changes could also improve Alabama's graduation rate.

2008-06-14 03:00:30

IF ever there was a time for public school districts around the state to face up to the need for differential diplomas, this is it. No one knows just yet how many of this year's high school seniors have failed the exit exam that's been a graduation requirement for the last four years.

2008-05-23 18:00:00

The following area students received degrees from Millersville University on May 10. Adamstown - Eric Gervase, master of business administration. Brownstown - Paula Garman, master of education in language and literacy. Columbia - Sherry Welsh, master of social work.

2007-05-02 06:00:27

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 2--Palm Beach County high school principals want to drop valedictorian and salutatorian recognitions -- and the usually nasty student competitions for them -- in favor of the Latin honors system used by colleges and universities.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.