Ten Receive Equivalency Diplomas
8:13 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Graduation at Iowa State Penitentiary

Jose Jaramillo (front-right) and Shamaur Sims (2nd-center) stand during the graduation ceremony at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Ten inmates in the Iowa State Penitentiary can now call themselves high school graduates following a ceremony Dec. 19.

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Education Requirements
9:06 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Illinois Making Changes To GED

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 6:11 am

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation that will remove all references to the GED from Illinois law. It’s part of a much broader change in the education program for people who didn’t finish high school. 

This year the GED more than doubled in price, going from $50 to $120.

It also got a lot harder, based on the new, more rigorous Common Core education standards.

State GED administrator Jennifer Foster, with the Illinois Community College Board, says that’s led to a significant drop in the number of people taking GED tests.

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January 2 Deadline
12:20 am
Fri October 18, 2013

SCC Prepares for GED Spike

Southeastern Community College is preparing for a spike in people trying to earn their high school equivalency diploma though the college.

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HiSET to Replace GED
11:07 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

New HS Equivalency Test in Iowa

Time is of the essence for Iowa residents currently working on their high school equivalency diplomas.

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