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Your Guide To Florida’s New GED

Florida gets a new GED exam today. The high school equivalency test is going exclusively online. Education advocates are greeting it with mixed feelings. The new GED has been retooled to emphasize workplace and college skills. That’s part of why advocates say it makes sense to offer it only as a computer-based exam. Test-takers will […]

Why Parents Could Get More Control Over Their Child’s Special Education Plan

Right now, schools determine whether to move a student into special education classes. But a proposed bill in Tallahassee would give parents of children with special needs more power over their education. Fort Lauderdale 6th grader Mariah Harris has Down syndrome, and she wants to be a veterinary technician. “My dream is to go to […]

Florida Among States With Lowest High School Graduation Rates

Florida has one of the nation’s lowest graduation rates, according to new federal data released Monday. The U.S. Department of Education shows preliminary four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-2011. It’s the first time that “all states used a common, rigorous measure,” according to the federal agency. Florida landed in the bottom 20 percent of […]

Florida GED Goes Digital

Florida is modernizing its alternative to a high school diploma with a computer-based GED test. The GED Testing Service is partnering with five Florida counties to offer registration, scheduling and testing on a computer. The new GED is available in Alachua, Citrus, Escambia, Highlands and Walton counties. The goal is to make the process easier […]

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