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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.

Sunday - 03/30/2014, 10:36pm EDT

Tags: Grace McComas, cyberbullying,

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.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:36pm EDT

Tags: grads, D.C., Washington Business Journal

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.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 08:48pm EDT

Tags: Charles H. Flowers High School, Upper Marlboro, crime, shooting, Amber Stanley, ABC 7

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.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:49pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, Metro, track work, 95 Express Lanes Project, University of Maryland, George Mason University, george washington university, dave dildine

Steger delivers Va. Tech commencement address

Nearly 6,000 students at Virginia Tech's spring commencement ceremony heard from President Charles Steger Friday, just days after he announced his retirement.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:42pm EDT

Tags: Charles Steger, Virginia Tech,

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.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 05:02pm EDT

Tags: howard university, Bill Clinton, Rwanda, thomas warren


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.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 10:17am EDT

Tags: you 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.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 03:44pm EDT

Tags: Washington Latin Charter, charter school, megan cloherty

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.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 06:02am EDT

Tags: high school, Martin OMalley, General Assembly

Biden to speak to graduates in NY, Fla. and Va.

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will deliver commencement addresses at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York and high schools in Florida and Virginia this spring.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 04:56pm EDT

Tags: Joe Biden,

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