| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Maryland's high school graduation rate has been climbing steadily for the past four years and reached nearly 85 percent — far above the national average — this past June, according to data released Tuesday.
More students from every corner...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge of Salt Lake City didn't know they were going to get married on Friday.
They didn’t even have the time to tell anyone. Wood was so frazzled she almost forgot to grab her driver’s license before heading to...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Claire Davis, the 17-year-old who was shot in the head by a classmate at Arapahoe High School, died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials said.
"It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Claire Davis, the 17-year-old who died Saturday after she was shot in the head at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., nine days ago, brought grace, laughter and light to the world, family members said.
"Although we lost our precious daughter,...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
"Documented," the first-person account by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, trails his impressive campaign for passage of the Dream Act path to citizenship for some of the 11 million immigrants in the United States without legal...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way.
To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants are required to...
| Dec 7, 2013
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — When Astrid Silva wrote her first letters to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, she never really expected that he, or anyone else, would read the folded notes she slipped to the Nevada senator as he campaigned in the state she...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Last week: Five year anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act by George W. Bush. This legislation was intended to have a lasting impact by holding states and institutions accountable for costs of higher education. Over those five years,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House.