high school graduation http://kbia.org en Douglass High celebrates largest graduating class since becoming desegregated http://kbia.org/post/douglass-high-celebrates-largest-graduating-class-becoming-desegregated <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia’s Frederick H. Douglass High School celebrated its largest graduating class since the building reopened as a desegregated high school in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p>“This day, we celebrate the triumph and determination and hope of, hear this number, people, 72 graduates,” Douglass principal Eryca Neville announced to a roaring auditorium, packed full of proud family and friends.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:10:52 +0000 Harum Helmy 34032 at http://kbia.org Douglass High celebrates largest graduating class since becoming desegregated New version of GED to launch in 2014 http://kbia.org/post/new-version-ged-launch-2014 <p></p><p>This is the last year high school dropouts will be able to earn their Missouri High School Equivalency Certificate before a tougher, more expensive version of the GED is rolled out.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says the current test will be replaced with a new, computer-based assessment in 2014.</p><p>The 2014 test is tied to Common Core Standards -- a set of uniform math and English benchmarks adopted by states. The standards are designed to ensure that students are prepared for college or the workforce.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:30:47 +0000 Associated Press 27653 at http://kbia.org New version of GED to launch in 2014 MO High School Graduation Rates Released http://kbia.org/post/mo-high-school-graduation-rates-released <p>Preliminary figures were released Monday showing how many Missouri high school students graduated this year. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4024 at http://kbia.org MO High School Graduation Rates Released