• College of the Desert Extends Tuition Free Program

    A program offering free tuition for Coachella Valley kids to attend College of the Desert campuses has been extended to include students graduating in 2019, the college announced today. The plEDGE program was launched in the summer of 2017, and provided free tuition for about 1,000 valley high school students that year, according to College […]

  • Summa Nerve: Grocer Censors Mom’s Graduation Cake

    A South Carolina woman isn’t happy a grocery store censored her honor graduate son’s cake, which was supposed to include the Latin phrase “Summa Cum Laude.” Cara Koscinski told The Washington Post she ordered a cake online from Publix that was supposed to say “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.” She says the online message […]

  • More colleges hosting women as graduation speakers in #MeToo era

    This graduation season, the podium is all hers. For the first time in at least two decades, the majority of the nation’s top colleges are featuring women as their spring commencement speakers, a shift that industry experts credit to the wave of female empowerment that has fueled the #MeToo movement. Yale is bringing Hillary Clinton. […]

  • Graduation Rates Rise for Seventh Year in a Row

    Riverside County, CA The dropout rate among Riverside County students in the high school class of 2015-16 dropped from the previous year, coupled with an upward tick in the graduation rate, according to figures released today by the state Department of Education. The dropout rate for Riverside County students who started high school in 2012-13 was 6.3 percent, down […]

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