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. Some local students who graduated this year were helped by the changes approved by the Alabama Board of Education. But a couple of local educators warn the changes will make tracking graduates confusing, because Alabama won't have just one diploma....

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. But one thing seems certain: the failure rate will be much higher than last year's 9 percent. Even then, more than 41,000 seniors who met every other graduation requirement did not get diplomas. This was a...

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. East Earl - Jeffrey McCampbell, master of education in technology education. East Petersburg - Kimberly Stamm, master of education in art. Elizabethtown - Jonathan Ebersole, master of business administration; Lena...

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. E contrario (on the contrary), School Board members say switching to "cum laude" titles may not be a better alternative. They believe it could pit even more students in a fierce struggle for a new set of top...

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