Graduation Day. It's a rite of passage that these days pretty much every student, from preschoolers to post grads, has been entitled to. The caps, the gowns, the celebrations; but what about those who have struggled with secondary education, for one reason or another?
Five years ago, more than half a million adults in Philadelphia lacked basic literacy and work skills, imperiling their ability to land jobs and climb out of poverty, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board reported.
The GED was overhauled last year, and the number of people who passed the test plummeted. So is something wrong with the high school equivalency exam, or are the numbers deceiving? What kind of education do high school dropouts need to succeed?
Since YouthBuild was authorized as a federal program in 1992, community-based YouthBuild programs in over 270 urban and rural communities in America have welcomed and embraced more than 130,000 young people.
The GED no longer has a lock on the market for tests that serve as the equivalent of a high school degree. Three states have
This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.
With a new mayor to be elected this year, who will take over in 2014, the city stands poised to take a much more aggressive effort to make its CTE programs not merely adequate, but to take a role as the innovation leader in the nation.
Learning to read has changed my life. Now, it's easier to get around the city. You give me an address and I know how to get there. I don't have to worry about asking someone. I can pick up my Bible now and read it, or my newspaper. I might get stuck, but I can do it.
Every year, roughly 750,000 high school dropouts try to improve their educational and employment prospects by taking the
A relatively quick, cheap, and instructionally legitimate change to state law could raise graduation rates without lowering standards.