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At the center of the immigration debate, 1st-generation college students are revolutionizing campuses

Casavantes Bradford, a first-generation college graduate ... she said. "Once I got to middle school and high school, I knew that I had to, and I wanted to, go to college, because I wanted a better fut... read more

Student debt crisis: This 28-year-old mom is 'drowning' in $80,000 of debt

Student debt crisis: This 28-year-old mom is 'drowning' in $80,000 of debt originally appeared on Khallilah Beecham-Watkins and her family celebrated when she became the first p... read more

How we sent our children to college debt-free

My husband and I have been sneaking high fives because ... oldest completes her social-work graduate program next May at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. A year and a half ago, she graduated f... read more

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North Star graduate: From Iraq to the graduation stage, education is key

This fall she will start classes at Creighton University, because three years ago she walked into North Star High School without knowing a ... Because, who cares about clothing right now.” Her family ... read more

Early college program prepares Stamford students for high school, tech careers

The incoming freshman at Stamford High School begins her studies on Aug. 30. But beyond high school, she sees herself ... It’s like a family.” Ortiz is one of 50 incoming freshman at Stamford High who ... read more

'It's Honestly A Blessing': Bus Crash Survivor Becomes First In Her Family To Graduate From College

Rosibeth Cuevas will soon become the first person in her family to graduate from college. But that's not the miracle. Four years ago, Cuevas was a senior at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angele... read more

'The Badger State 20' showcases the top current athletes hailing from Wisconsin

First, a look at what we’re ranking: For eligibility, athletes must have attended high school ... when she won the event in Rio de Janeiro, and it capped a string of victories in elite triathlon compe... read more

Graduate is first African-American valedictorian of Angleton High School

ANGLETON — When Destiny Jackson delivers her valedictory speech at Angleton High School’s graduation ceremony tonight, she will be the first African-American to ... Morning Science through the Baylor ... read more

Reading, writing and arguing: Can a summer of big questions push students to college?

“The kids that I teach remind me a lot of myself in their trajectory,” said Montás, who was the first in his family to go to ... in the Asian country and now attends Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School ... read more

Her Rare Skin Condition Keeps Her Indoors, But She Braved the Sun to Walk at Graduation

This would be the most time she had spent in daylight in her entire life. When she appeared at graduation, her classmates at Dana Hills High ... family to me,” Riley said. This fall, Riley said she’s ... read more

First in her class at LHS: the daughter of refugees

That was a lesson Nguyen often learned the hard way as she forged her way to the top of ... who closed the military high school he attended in Saigon — now Ho Chi Minh City — a few months before he wa... read more

First Things First: Whether it's kindergarten or college, letting go is hard

I thought about all we tried to instill in her from the time she entered kindergarten to high school graduation ... children for so many years. Now it's time to pull back a bit and let them gain their ... read more

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