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June 14, 2019
Once dropouts, these adults returned to high school. Now, they’re planning for college and careers.
Students from three Indianapolis Excel Center charter schools earned their diplomas Thursday evening, with many of them overcoming tremendous obstacles along the way.
December 14, 2018
Why the Detroit district is turning its adult ed centers into places where families can find helpful services
The creation of family hubs in the Detroit school district is part of rebuilding efforts there.
October 29, 2018
Memphis’ only program for adults to get high school diploma gets lifeline from district leaders
The need for programs like adult education programs like The Excel Center is immense in Memphis.
February 16, 2016
State abruptly ends adult education contract with Shelby County Schools
Some 800 adults seeking a high school equivalency diploma in Memphis are expected to be impacted after the state cancels its contract with Shelby County Schools.
December 10, 2015
First step taken toward student choice in high school equivalency exams
State education officials have the green light to negotiate with three companies that offer high school equivalency tests, potentially offering more choice for students.
May 21, 2015
DPS leaning on non-traditional leadership training program
More principals and instructional superintendents in Denver are participating in a training from the Relay Graduate School of Education.
August 7, 2014
Increased demand for adult English ed puts pressure on city and libraries
Last month, we reported that the Department of Education’s adult ed office recently urged principals to refer low-level students to free classes…
July 22, 2014
Adult students with poor literacy getting short shrift, teachers say
A recent bulletin from the Office of Adult and Continuing Education urged principals to refer low-level students to free classes at the library. The department says referrals benefit students, but longtime adult educators are worried that the department is shortchanging the city's neediest adult learners.
April 29, 2014
Regents extend "safety net" for new teacher certification test after union lobbying
Aspiring New York State teachers won’t have to pass a new, tougher certification test this year or next year, thanks to a Board of Regents vote on Tuesday that came out of last-minute negotiations with the state teachers union. Teacher candidates who fail the exam can still get certified if they pass an easier paper-based exam.
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