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2008-08-08 09:01:20

By PHILIP WALZER NORFOLK Barbara Ciara dropped out of school in Pittsburgh when she was 13, dreaming of rock 'n' roll glory. She and a few other would-be musicians moved to New York. "Life was good for about a summer," she said Wednesday. Then the band broke up. She had to live in a boardinghouse , getting by on a fast-food job. Her lifeline out of the doldrums was a GED certificate, which she received when she was 16 in Trenton, N.J. Now Ciara is managing editor and anchor at...

2008-08-07 18:01:31

By MARY MARAGHY Brazilian-born Kathia Matias of Orange Park said she went from housekeeper to bookkeeper, thanks to Barbara Shipp, a volunteer who taught her to read and speak English. Shipp provides one-on-one tutoring for adults as a volunteer of the Clay County Literacy Coalition. Coalition leaders are hoping some more Shipps come in, and soon. "It's a desperate situation. We have almost 100 students in line for tutors," said Virginia Hash, president of the 13-year-old nonprofit...

2008-07-28 12:00:57

By Naeem McFadden, Florence Morning News, S.C. Jul. 26--The June 30, end of the year, total for students enrolled at the Marion County Adult Education School increased to 651 students in comparison to 564 for the previous year, Adult Ed Coordinator Candyce Brooks told Marion County Board of Education trustees during this past week's meeting. Brooks went on to discuss progress made at the school. The program is continuing to grow, Brooks said, adding that though she is concerned with...

2008-07-08 09:00:56

By Jessica Schonberg / jschonberg@heraldonline.com Girtus Gillispie is not your typical high school graduate. He is 22, with a job at Dunkin' Donuts and a 3-year-old son, Patrick. But adult education is not for typical high school students. It's for people such as Gillispie, who got kicked out of school six years ago but came back because he needed a diploma. And it's for others who know that education is a must for success. On Monday night, Gillispie will stand in front of a group of...

2008-06-20 09:00:39

By Maria Herne, Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa. Jun. 20--For many reasons, the 23 gathered at the Schuylkill Technology Center North Campus quit school when they were kids. But last night, they had a second chance as adults to honor a promise they made to themselves to do better. They all received their GED or adult high school diplomas during the 2008 GED commencements at the Frackville campus. "The road has not been easy ... but they can take satisfaction in a job well...


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