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High School Diploma

Grandpa And Grandson Prove It's Never Too Late To Earn GED

WCF Courier | Andrew Wind | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

WATERLOO -- Bob Speed is finally getting his GED, more than 50 years after dropping out of high school. The 70-year-old Dunkerton man will be joined ...

POLL: Should Students Be Required To Pass An Exit Exam To Graduate?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

By 2012, three-quarters of the nation's schools will require students to pass a high school graduation test to earn a diploma. This growing trend has...

Having a Strong Team Is Essential for Our Kids' Success

Nnamdi Asomugha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nnamdi Asomugha

When high school graduates cross the stage and collect their diplomas, there are many people who helped to make that happen.

Russell Cook, 95-Year-Old Montrose Resident, Earns High School Diploma

The Watch | Beverly Corbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

MONTROSE -- Sitting ceremoniously in a red graduation cap and gown, Russell Cook waited patiently for his moment in the spotlight before about a hundr...

Green Economy Jobs: Who Will Get Them?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The Tea Party right wing managed to derail Van Jones' position as White House environmental adviser, but has done nothing to dampen hope for the Green Economy.

New York City's Chronic Jobless Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Many New Yorkers are going to be flattened by a form of chronic joblessness never before seen in the United States.

How We Avoid Dealing With Poverty

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

I've heard government officials and heads of foundations tell me that dealing with young African Americans and Latinos without a high school diploma and low reading and math skills was simply too difficult.

A Jobs Crisis Quickly Turning Into a Political Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Even as economists are reaching a consensus that the recession is ending, there seems to almost universal agreement that high rates of unemployment will persist through 2014.

States Lower Test Standards for A High School Diploma

nytimes.com | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A law adopting statewide high school exams for graduation took effect in Pennsylvania on Saturday, with the goal of ensuring that students leaving hig...

A GED Scandal

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Blame has been placed on the young people, their parents, curriculum, teacher quality, but all of this is basically cover for the fact that we haven't set up an educational system that provides equity.

What's Keeping Me Up at Night

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The latest terrorist attack on a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit is not what's got me worried. What's got to me is a very short book titled It Could Happen Here.

Will Low-Skilled Workers Benefit from Economic Recovery?

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

For millions of Americans at the margins of the labor market, a return to aggregate economic growth is unlikely to improve their personal circumstances.