With an on-time graduation rate lower than both the state and national rate, Pima County education, community and business leaders will come together next month to examine the local dropout crisis.
BOSTON — President Obama wants Washington to grade colleges and universities based on their costs and success rates, but some people are already way ahead of him.
It's time to celebrate. Cienega High School graduates tossed hundreds of little rubber ducks in the air as graduation ceremonies concluded last Thursday at the school.
Cienega High graduate Aliah Brown, facing, gets a congratulatory hug. About 400 seniors concluded their high school days at the ceremony and moved on to future endeavors.
At front, Catalina Foothills senior Meira Abidov, 18, looks into the stands while sitting with fellow students during the graduation ceremonies. The ceremony was May 21, and almost 380 students got diplomas.
Students Ryan Kiss, 18, and Alex Yotter, 17, congratulate each other for making it to graduation. The high school is at 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. See more photos of area high school commencement ceremonies at live.azstarnet.com online.
Friends since middle school and a couple since their sophomore year, seniors Galaxia Mayagoitia and Joshua Hernandez, both 18, spend time together before the event. Mayagoitia will study at the University of Arizona, and Hernandez is heading to school in Mexico on a basketball scholarship.
Ironwood Ridge High seniors formally enter the ceremony at the school, 2475 W. Naranja Drive. There were 435 seniors completing studies, according to the school, which is in the Amphitheater district. See more photos of area high school commencement ceremonies at live.azstarnet.com online.
Graduate Sang Lee acknowledges history teacher Sonya Gauna on his way back to his seat after receiving his CDO diploma.
Bryana Blackmon and boyfriend Jeremiah Callahan head out after the Canyon del Oro High ceremony. The school is at 25 W. Calle Concordia.
Ironwood Ridge High graduate Madeline Hudson raises her diploma high, enjoying the special moment.
In the bleachers, the family of Ironwood Ridge senior Joshua Mecham displays photos of him as a baby, a two-year-old and as a graduating senior. The ceremony was May 22.
From left, Charlotte Lochowitz, Cheyenne Sanchez and Brianna Lopez do some last-minute preparation before the CDO ceremony on May 21.
Graduates parade onto the field at the start of ceremonies at Cienega High, 12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, in the Vail School District.
Stanford graduate Chelsea Clinton sits with other graduates during graduation ceremonies on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2001. Both her parents, former president Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., attended the ceremony. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Police have released the name of the 21-year-old man who was shot and killed at a high school graduation party early this morning.
A woman who died after being struck by an SUV as she and family members left a graduation ceremony at Mountain View High School Thursday night has been identified.