GED

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    January 1, 2014  

    For more than 70 years, the General Educational Development exam, or the GED, has been an important tool for those who didn’t complete high school and for immigrants looking to make inroads into higher education or secure better jobs. An overhaul of the exam is set to take effect in January. Continue reading

  • NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    November 17, 2013  

    For more than 70 years, the General Educational Development exam, or the GED, has been an important tool for those who didn’t complete high school and immigrants looking to make inroads into higher education or secure better jobs. On Sunday, we take a look at the overhaul to the exam set to take effect in January 2014. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2012   BY Mike Fritz  

    The schools in Williston, N.D., are facing a set of unique challenges. A rapidly expanding oil boom has created widespread prosperity in the region, but it has also given rise to a whole host of problems. Continue reading

  • May 21, 2012  

    Since 1994, YouthBuild has trained 110,000 high school dropouts around the country to put up houses for their community and think critically in the classroom while earning their GEDs or diplomas. As part of the American Graduate series, Paul Solman reports on a program designed to keep kids learning inside and outside of class. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2006  

    While the drop-out rate of high school students increases, experts struggle to develop an accurate measure and determine why some students fail to graduate. Continue reading