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University agrees to remove Confederate flags from campus following protests

After a wave of student-led protests on campus, officials at Washington and Lee University have agreed to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel. The changes came after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities.

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From foster care to full scholarship: the story of Tyree Grant

18-year-old Tyree Grant knows about pain and suffering. But despite the teens troubled past, he managed to come out on top. In fact, the Bronx teen got a full ride to Dickinson College where he will attend in the fall.

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Report: black college student has same chances of employment as white high school graduate

According to a report released by Young Invincibles, African-American students who have attended college have the same probability of getting a job as a white high school graduate.  Researchers took a look at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. 

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D.C. twins graduate at the top of their class

A pair of Washington, D.C. twins will graduate at the top of their class this week. Mickay and Rickay Thompson, who is also a mom, will share the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of H.D. Woodson High School. 

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College student makes the most out of experience, travels world while learning

  An Indiana University Bloomington student is making the most out of her college experience. Noelle Gibson will be entering her senior year. She’s spent most of her time at IU taking advantage of worthwhile opportunities to see the world.

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Video: 9-year-old girl courted by college basketball team

A 9-year-old girl who is super skilled in basketball is being scouted by the University of Miami Coral Gables. Jaden Newman, who is in the fourth grade, currently plays on her local high school’s varsity squad. She was sent an official recruitment letter and has already toured the campus.

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Single mother graduates with 3 degrees

A 28-year-old single mother of three graduated from UCLA with not one, not two, but THREE degrees on Friday. Deanna Jordan, a native of Compton, said it was imperative that her sons see her walk across stage. 

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Prep school holds ceremony for first graduating class

A Chicago high school celebrated its first graduating class on Monday when 119 students walked across the stage. Members of Johnson College Prep cheered as they took their first steps as high school graduates. The school is located on Chicago’s south side in the Englewood community. 

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Former gang member earns degree, among school’s first graduating class

Jamil Boldian, Krishaun Branch and Rayvaughn Hines are among Urban Prep High School’s first graduating class to receive college degrees. The all-male charter school is housed in Chicago’s Englewood community. 

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Texas basketball players killed in car accident

Texas A&M University-Commerce experienced a great loss after two members of its women’s basketball team died in a car accident on Loop 286 in Paris. Four members of the Lion’s were injured as they traveled to Paris High School to watch a summer league basketball game.  

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