Graduation

Collegiate Institute of Math and Science (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Principal Floats Idea Of Canceling Prom To Boost Graduation Rate

In a drastic move, a Bronx principal announced she would cancel senior prom unless the senior class guaranteed a 100 percent graduation rate.

03/15/2013

John Jay College (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Students Upset After John Jay College Decides To Shorten Graduation Ceremony

The school has decided to eliminate the tradition of calling each student to the stage to receive their diploma as a way to shorten the five-hour-long commencement ceremony by an hour.

03/13/2013

West Milford High School (credit: Wikipedia)

N.J. School Board V.P. Apologizes For Sniper, Explosives Jokes At H.S. Graduation

School board vice president Wayne Gottlieb is apologizing for joking during a commencement speech about a sniper being inside the football stadium.

06/21/2012

P.S. 90 (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Upset After ‘God Bless The USA’ Taken Out Of Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony At Coney Island School

The song that was initially said to be taken its place was “Baby” by teenage heart-throb Justin Bieber. However, at a Monday afternoon news conference with the mayor and schools chancellor, it was learned that won’t be the case.

06/11/2012

P.S. 132 (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx School Cancels Graduation Ceremonies For Some Students Because Of Misbehavior

P.S. 132 in the Morrisania section of the borough is replacing graduation with a “moving-up” ceremony for fifth graders, but only for select students.

06/01/2012

Isayah Muller (credit: Facebook)

Family Of Slain Harlem High School Sports Star Want Charges Against Parking Attendant

The parking attendant who allegedly stabbed 19-year-old Isayah Muller to death in a Bronx parking lot Tuesday afternoon was not charged Thursday, angering the victim’s family.

06/30/2011

Isayah Muller (credit: Facebook)

High School Athlete From Harlem Stabbed To Death After Graduation

19-year-old Isayah Muller led his Truman High School team to a victory in the PSAL Bowl Championship last fall, but his promising career came to an end Tuesday night.

06/29/2011

East Rockaway High School - East Rockaway, NY - Jun 21, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Water Balloon Fight Gets East Rockaway High School Students Banned From Graduation, Prom

Some Long Island high school students are paying a hefty price for their end-of-year hijinks.

06/21/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at a town hall meeting - Cape May, NJ - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Expected At Graduation Ceremony In Camden

It would be Christie’s second time at the ceremony at the Community Education Resource Network. It helps dropouts in Camden earn their high school diplomas.

06/03/2011

Graduation (file / credit: clipart.com)

School Board To Cover Religious Symbols At N.J. High School Graduation

The Neptune Township graduation will take place at the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium, but the school board has agreed to cover religious symbols and students and guests will enter through side and back doors to avoid a 20-foot cross on the building in the religious enclave.

05/26/2011

Graduation (file / credit: clipart.com)

L.I. Families Disappointed About Limited Spots For High School Graduation

A high school on Long Island is trying to figure out how to accommodate family and friends for its upcoming graduation.

04/24/2011

Graduation (file / credit: clipart.com)

Construction Forces Freeport High School To Limit Graduation Tickets

Because of construction, the ceremony has had to be moved from the school’s stadium that can hold up to 5,000 to CW Post College, which only holds about 2,000.

04/20/2011

New York City Police Department graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden - New York, NY - Dec 29, 2005 - Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

New NYC Cops Hitting The Streets. More To Come?

1,150 newly minted New York City cops were set to graduate today and will be working Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

12/27/2010

Rockland Community College says enrollment is up about 6 percent from last year. (AP File)

Rockland Community College Sees Enrollment Boost

Rockland Community College’s Dean of Enrollment, Karen Gualtieri, says enrollment for the school is up about 6 percent compared to last year’s fall semester.

WCBS 880–08/04/2010

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