Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers a speech on June 29, 2011. (credit: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Rice Accepts Invitation To Address SMU Graduates

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver SMU’s commencement address on Saturday, May 12, the school has announced.


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High School Graduation Rates Rising In Texas

Graduation rates for Texas high school students increased 1.9 percent since 2002 to just below the national average.


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Judge Slams Critics Of Texas School Prayer Ruling

A judge, vilified by Republican presidential hopefuls for banning prayer at a Texas high school graduation, delivered an unusual response on Thursday.


Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas ISD Has Largest Graduating Class In Nearly 30 Years

To say Dionte Johnson was a troubled student in Middle School might be an understatement. “Been kicked out 3 or 4 times, got sent to an alternative school for fighting – doing the wrong stuff I shouldn’t have been doing,” says Johnson.


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College-Bound North Texas Teens Defy Odds & Promise Even More

Hundreds of North Texas high school students recently celebrated a major achievement. During a ceremony at SMU, some 200 students not only declared where they were going to college, but also made a commitment to graduate.


A beer sits on a bar top on August 8, 2007 in London, England. (credit: Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

MADD Urging Parents To Talk With Teens About Drinking

North Texas teens are about to celebrate some exciting events, including prom and graduation. But with those celebrations, there is often pressure to drink.



DeSoto High School Giving Dropouts ‘Wings’

Aaron Morales of Midlothian did everything a senior in high school normally does to prepare for graduations. The 18-year-old created his senior yearbook page and got his picture taken in his cap and gown. The problem is, he never graduated.