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  • High Schools Drop “Valedictorian” Distinction Fearing Lower-Ranked Kids May Feel ‘Triggered’

    06/17/2017 7:32:19 AM PDT · by blam · 74 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-17-2017 | Tyler Durden
    We’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past several years writing about the ‘participation trophy generation’ (a.k.a. “millennials) and, more specifically, how their inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth, irrespective of work effort and/or innate talent, would not serve them well in the real world. You see millennials, despite what your enabling handlers (a.k.a. “educators”) have told you your whole life, people here in the real world couldn’t care any less about your feelings, think your ‘Gender Studies’ degree was a complete waste of your parents’ money, will not promote you just because anything less would be a...
  • Ernst and Young drops degree classification threshold for graduate recruitment

    02/20/2017 6:48:22 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    World University Rankings ^ | August 3, 2015 | By Chris Havergal
    One of the UK’s biggest graduate recruiters is to remove degree classification from the entry criteria for its hiring programmes, having found “no evidence” that success at university was correlated with achievement in professional qualifications. Accountancy firm Ernst and Young, known as EY, will no longer require students to have a 2:1 degree and the equivalent of three B grades at A level to be considered for its graduate programmes.
  • California issuing free diplomas to high school students who flunked out

    09/13/2015 11:54:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Plenty of state school systems are struggling with ways to not only keep up with national mandates and restrictions, but to boost their graduation rates so they can maintain their funding and reduce criticism from the public. California seems to have come up a rather unique, back door approach to the problem. You could always take tens of thousands of former high school students who flunked out and simply give them a diploma anyway. (Daily Caller) The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the...
  • Sacramento 11-year-old graduates from college

    05/25/2015 9:57:04 AM PDT · by rey · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 25 May 2015 | PHILLIP REESE
    <p>Most kids finish elementary school at age 11. Sacramento prodigy Tanishq Abraham just graduated from college at age 11 – with three degrees.</p> <p>Tanishq started kindergarten at Heron Elementary a few years ago, skipped first grade, completed second grade, and started taking classes at American River College when he was 7, easily becoming its youngest student.</p>
  • Where Did All the Entry-Level Jobs Go? Many Firms Expect New Graduates to Arrive Job-Ready

    08/07/2014 6:54:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/07/2014 | LAUREN WEBER and MELISSA KORN
    Entry-level work isn't what it used to be. Companies bruised by the recession have stayed lean by automating and outsourcing core functions while slashing training budgets and payrolls. But in an effort to cut costs, some companies also have cut entry-level jobs that serve as a crucial first step on the path to a professional career. And others have made the responsibilities for first-timers more sophisticated, raising the bar for new graduates, who are expected to arrive job-ready from day one. These developments may be making it more difficult for some young adults to gain a foothold in the labor...
  • How Bad Is the Job Market for the College Class of 2014?

    05/12/2014 9:21:58 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2014 | Jordan Weismann
    College graduation season is approaching fast, which means we’re also heading for the annual round of horror stories about the job market for young B.A.s. At least, I expect we are, because said market is still a mess. You can spend a long, long time arguing about precisely how bad freshly minted grads have it these days and why. But for now, let's stick to broad strokes. In its recent chartbook on youth joblessness, the Economic Policy Institute reported that roughly 8.5 percent of college graduates between the ages of 21 and 24 were unemployed. That figure is based on...
  • In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’

    01/23/2013 9:17:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of “absolute human rights” and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship. “Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.” Brennan serves as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Small town Missouri Paper upsets town over Cadet's graduation announcement

    09/18/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT · by daxjaxter · 44 replies
    he Madison CounTy Crier ^ | wednesday, september 12, 2012 | Frances Madeson
    CaleB kIllIan graduates From u.s. marIne Corps Boot Camp the next laugh By truman Jones Caleb Killian, son of William H. and Donna Killian of Fredericktown, graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at MCRD, San Diego, CA on August 12, 2012. Killian graduated from boot camp as a Private First Class and received recognition for qualifying “expert” in marksmanship. Killian was also chosen to be prayer leader for his platoon. During the 13 weeks of boot camp, he was trained in both class and field environments in first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, handto-hand combat, the basics of...
  • Wekiva High valedictorian's life a victory over disability

    06/04/2011 8:11:59 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/4/11 | Joseph Freeman
    The valedictorian at Wekiva High School near Apopka succeeded in 14 Advanced Placement courses, but she lacks the strength to operate a stapler. She earned a grade-point average of 5.1, but whenever she started a new class, she had to ask another student to help her take books out of her backpack. Audrey Winkelsas' life has been full of such difficult contrasts. Yet when she emerged from behind the stage in a wheelchair to raucous applause and a standing ovation during graduation ceremonies Friday, she finally had a moment to focus only on the victories. In her small, frail hands,...
  • Face of Defense: Five Generations Graduate From West Point

    06/29/2010 9:50:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Randy Mitchell
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, June 29, 2010 – Service before self is expected in the military, but one family has taken that concept to new heights. Army Col. Mark Armstrong Sr., right, administers the military oath of office to his son, Army 2nd Lt. Mark Armstrong Jr., at as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 22, 2010. Lieutenant Armstrong became the fifth generation of his family to graduate from the academy. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army 2nd Lt. Mark Armstrong Jr. graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., marking the...
  • Deployed mom sees child graduate live

    06/10/2010 8:05:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 256+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Master Sgt. Tim Volkert, USA
    BAGHDAD - As her daughter’s name was about to be called, Sgt. 1st Class Esther Elliott nervously watched for her on the two 78-inch monitors in Camp Victory’s Al Faw Palace here. Sgt. 1st Class Esther Elliott, an intelligence planner with Army III Corps, celebrates from Camp Victory’s Al Faw Palace as her daughter, Elizabeth White, walks across the stage to receive her high school diploma in Texas, June 5, 2010. Thanks to a partnership between Fort Hood and the area high schools, deployed parents are able to watch their children graduate live via a video telecast of the event....
  • Mendham Township 16-year-old boy is among youngest to graduate from Rutgers University

    05/17/2010 6:35:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,011+ views ^ | 5/16/10 | Kelly Heyboer
    Mendham Township 16-year-old boy is among youngest to graduate from Rutgers UniversityBy Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger May 16, 2010, 7:00PM NEW BRUNSWICK -- At age 3, Kyle Loh shocked his nursery school teachers when he started reading to the class. At 5, he tested off the charts on his kindergarten IQ test. By 12, he was enrolling in college classes. At 14, he was spending his summer doing stem cell research at Harvard. Today, at age 16, he donned a cap and gown and became one of the youngest students to ever graduate from Rutgers University. But Kyle is quick...
  • First Afghan Corrections Officers Graduate in Parwan

    05/07/2010 4:47:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 142+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Capt. Bob Everdeen, USAF
    CAMP DARULAMAN, KABUL, Afghanistan - The first class of Afghan Corrections Officers to complete training in preparation for duty at the Detention Facility at Parwan graduated May 6 during an official ceremony here. The ceremony marked a significant accomplishment for the more than 200 corrections officers who completed the five-week training at the new Afghan National Army Military Police School, which opened April 5. The soldiers were previously assigned to Basic Warrior Training and the Kabul Military Training Center. They will now be some of the first Afghans to work side-by-side with American soldiers at the Detention Facility in Parwan....
  • Afghan Law Students Graduate in Kabul

    03/18/2010 4:33:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 110+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz, ISAF Public Affairs
      Story by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz ISAF Public Affairs More than 80 Stage program students graduated March 17 during the first annual Stage ceremony held at Kabul University. Stage, which began in May 2009, is a 9-month program conducted at the Independent National Legal Training Center. The purpose of the center is to raise the standards of legal professionalism in Afghanistan and enhance the legal knowledge of attorneys, judges and other law practitioners. Rozbe Jawedan, one of 71 male graduates, said the Stage program was very effective and opened up the opportunity to learn about practical issues. “For those...
  • Afghan National Police Officers Graduate in Panjshir Province

    03/07/2010 11:17:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 58+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Thirty-three members of the Bazarak District Afghan national police force graduated immersion training following a culmination exercise and recognition ceremony at the Bazarak ANP Headquarters in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan, March 4. The 28-day training was conducted by members of the 410th Military Police Company from Fort Hood, Texas, and includes classes on handcuffing, vehicle patrolling, self defense and community patrolling, as well as other skills needed to be an effective police force. "We teach American police tactics around the Afghan way of life," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dustan Johnson, Police Mentor Team leader. "Everyone who...
  • Hundreds of Afghan Police Graduate in Herat

    11/02/2009 3:05:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 238+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Stephen Decatur, USA
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2009 – More than 250 Afghan National Police graduated from basic training Oct. 29 at the police headquarters in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan National Police prepare to graduate from a police academy in Herat, Afghanistan, Oct. 29, 2009. The hundreds of graduates are part of an initiative to double the size of the Afghan National Police to 160,000 by 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Stephen Decatur  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The graduates were some of the first to be trained in an effort to boost the national police’s current strength of 81,000 to 161,000...
  • UCF Student Working to Conserve Endangered 'Playboy' Bunnies

    06/27/2009 8:33:40 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 9 replies · 1,051+ views
    UCF Newsroom ^ | 26 June 2009 | Courtney Gilmartin
    Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s legacy will live on with a new University of Central Florida study aimed at saving the endangered bunnies named after him. Rosanna Tursi, a master’s student and graduate teaching assistant, is using population genetics to aid in the conservation of the Lower Keys marsh rabbits (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri), which were declared endangered in 1990. It is estimated that less than 300 rabbits remain today. Hefneri, the most recently recognized subspecies of the marsh rabbit, is small with short, dark brown fur and a grayish-white belly. Discovered in 1984, the subspecies was named in honor of Hefner...
  • Top 10 Cities for New Grads (1.4 MILLION of 'em? Good luck under Hussein/RAT economy)

    06/02/2009 9:10:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1,624+ views
    MSN ^ | 5/06/09 | Kate Lorenz
    Top 10 Cities for New GradsAs Class of 2009 feels pinch, job searches expand By Kate Lorenz, editor Nate Torvik has mixed feelings about his upcoming graduation from Purdue University. While there's relief that classes are over, exams have been taken and term papers turned in, what lies ahead is an extremely challenging and competitive job market. "I feel like the wind has been taken out of my sails," says Torvik, who received a bachelor's degree in mass communication. "There is so much pride and happiness that comes with graduation, but as soon as I step off that stage...
  • Caption Hillary

    05/15/2009 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 25 replies · 1,136+ views
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, yells congratulations to recent graduates while leaving the stage with NYU President John Sexton after the New York University commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Clinton was at the commencement to receive an honorary degree and speak to the graduating class. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, receives an honorary degree from New York University during the school's commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Others from left are, trustee Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, NYU Provost David McLaughlin, and NYU President...
  • Should Kids Be Able to Graduate After 10th Grade?[New Hampshire]

    11/07/2008 9:52:02 AM PST · by BGHater · 75 replies · 2,368+ views
    Time ^ | 07 Nov 2008 | Kathleen Kingsbury
    High school sophomores should be ready for college by age 16. That's the message from New Hampshire education officials, who announced plans Oct. 30 for a new rigorous state board of exams to be given to 10th graders. Students who pass will be prepared to move on to the state's community or technical colleges, skipping the last two years of high school. (See pictures of teens and how they would vote.) Once implemented, the new battery of tests is expected to guarantee higher competency in core school subjects, lower dropout rates and free up millions of education dollars. Students may...