Graduation

A-Level student and would be medical student Chris Byrne holds up a copy of his teacher predicted results at home in London, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Thousands of graduating high school students in Britain are scrambling for university places following the government’s disastrous decision to award final grades using an unfair algorithm to replace exams canceled because of the coronavirus, resulting in mass confusion. “I’m stuck waiting,” Byrne said. “There has been no word about if there’s going to be enough medicine places for me to get in this year."(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 20, 2020 - 6:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Chris Byrne and Khadijah E. Olonade worked hard to get into medical school, but the computer said no. The teenagers are among thousands of graduating high school students scrambling for spots at British universities following the government’s disastrous decision to award final grades...
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Students outside the Department for Education building in London, react to news of the policy U-turn on the system for awarding A-level and GCSE grades, Monday Aug. 7, 2020. Exam-grading policy was set because no exams were possible because of the coronavirus. The British government has scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of 18-year-olds, especially the more disadvantaged, of their university places. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 1:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn after days of criticism, the British government on Monday scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of graduating high school students - especially more disadvantaged ones — of places at universities. Roger Taylor, chairman of U.K. exam regulator...
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Thousands of people enjoy the summer weather at the 'Isar' river banks in Munich, Germany, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 19, 2020 - 10:03 pm
BEIJING — Numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in China’s northwestern city of Urumqi continue to rise, with another 17 reported on Monday, bringing the total in China’s latest outbreak to at least 47. Another five cases were brought from outside the country, according to the National Health...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a press conference with Vice President Mike Pence in Tiger Stadium, on the LSU campus, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
July 15, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Democratic attorneys general in more than 20 states sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday, seeking to repeal her overhaul of a student loan forgiveness program. Congress voted to strike down her policy, which makes it more difficult to get federal student loans erased, but President...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in a roundtable event at Waukesha STEM Academy Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 26, 2020 - 2:32 pm
House Democrats on Friday failed to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a measure that would have reversed the Education Department's tough policy on loan forgiveness for students misled by for-profit colleges. The House voted 238-173 in support of the override measure, coming up short of the...
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In this photo provided by Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer, Ahava Ehrenpreis and her son, Saadya Ehrenpreis, pose for a picture in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Saadya Ehrenpreis was hospitalized with COVID-19 in April and died a month before he would have graduated from the Makor College Experience program at Yeshiva University. (Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 9:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis’ WhatsApp profile read: “Having the time of my life.” “And he was,” Ahava Ehrenpreis said of her son, one of more than 110,000 lives claimed by COVID-19 in the United States so far. Born with Down syndrome, Saadya was not...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, June 11, 2020, recent university graduate Sahar Shabani poses for a photograph in London. The global coronavirus crisis, which has already thrown much of the business world into turmoil, is also disrupting summer internships, which are an important stepping stone to working life for many university students and recent graduates and a recruiting pipeline for companies. Recent graduate Sahar Shabani, 22, did a three-month remote internship with a development charity based in Thailand from her parents' home in South London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 16, 2020 - 3:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Yadeen Rashid was flying high in February. He’d just earned stellar grades in his latest semester at Virginia Tech university, where he’s in his third year double majoring in economics and political science. And he’d just landed a summer internship at a data analysis company. Then the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to United States Military Academy graduating cadets during commencement ceremonies, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. Trump’s commencement speech to the 1,100 graduating cadets during a global pandemic comes as arguments rage over his threat to use American troops on U.S. soil to quell protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)
June 13, 2020 - 6:55 pm
WEST POINT. N.Y. (AP) — As the nation continues to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point's graduating class Saturday to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to “extinguish the evil of slavery.” Trump's appeal to remember history...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2020 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence in uniform amid protests over racial injustice “created a...
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June 09, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Statement from W. Burke Royster, Ph.D., Superintendent of Greenville County Schools
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