San Jose Public Library Celebrates First Class of Graduates

| Originally posted on The Mercury News | For most high school students, August is a back-to-school month. But 11 adults in San Jose have just completed their journey toward a high school diploma — through the San Jose Public Library. Library Director Jill Bourne, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmen Sergio Jimenez and Lan Diep … Read more

Jon Hamm Brings New Learning Opportunities to St. Louis

| Originally published by Ladue News | Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm came to support his hometown library, St. Louis County Library, with back-to-back fundraising events on July 22. He began the day with a sold-out speaking engagement at the library’s Lindbergh headquarters, where the star of Mad Men talked with local novelist Curtis … Read more

Public Libraries Conquer the Dropout Crisis

  To learn more about offering this life changing program to your community, visit gale.com/diploma.  1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2017. 2,3 Meacham, Jon. (April 12, 2012). U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Report of a CFR-Sponsored   Independent Task Force. Retrieved from http://www.cfr.org/education/us-education-reform-national-security-report-cfr-sponsored-independent-task-force/p27948. 4 Raphael—The Socioeconomic Status of Black Males: The Increasing Importance of Incarceration, Berkley, CA: … Read more

Boulder Public Library Now Offers Accredited Diplomas to Adults

“At BoulderReads, we’re working with adult learners who want to enhance their education and enhance their job prospects,” — Shelley Sullivan, BoulderReads manager She said the online program is an accredited high school diploma that’s accepted at both community colleges and four-year colleges—something that’s not always the case for non-accredited diploma programs. Participants receive credit … Read more

St. Louis Libraries Now Offers Accredited Diplomas to Adults

The thousands of dollars that actor Jon Hamm will raise at a St. Louis County Library event next week will fund scholarships for an adult online high school in St. Louis. The St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are following the lead of more than 100 major public libraries—including Kansas City, Los Angeles and … Read more

Green Hills Public Library District Now Offers Accredited High School Diplomas

| Originally posted in the Chicago Tribune by Janice Neumann | The staff of the Green Hills Public Library District in Palos Hills give adults who never finished high school a chance at a better future. The library recently launched the Career Online High School and five scholarships to make the high school degree and career certificate … Read more

Honoring San Diego Public Library’s Largest Career Online High School Graduating Class

In May, the San Diego Public Library had a graduation ceremony honoring 18 adults who took a bold step to complete their high school education with Career Online High School. This is the largest graduating class since the program began in 2015, with 31 total graduates thus far and 39 currently enrolled. Part of the world’s first … Read more

Mesa County Libraries Offers High School Diplomas and Career Training for Adults

Mesa County Libraries offers adults an opportunity to earn high school diplomas while also receiving career training with Career Online High School. The program is designed to bring adults back into the education system and prepare them for additional career education or positions in the workforce. “Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement. By offering … Read more

Colorado State Library Provides Opportunity for Residents to Earn Accredited High School Diplomas Through the Public Library

The Colorado State Library has partnered with Gale to offer accredited high school diplomas and career certificates at public libraries across the state. Qualifying Colorado adults in select communities can enroll in the Career Online High School (COHS) program starting today. Nearly half a million Colorado adults, or 9% of the population, do not have … Read more

Bringing Career Online High School to El Paso, TX

As the sixth largest city in Texas, in terms of population, the El Paso Public Library (EPPL) serves a large and diverse community with a wide range of educational needs. According to a 2012 census report, 17 percent of Texans over the age of 25 years do not have a high school diploma,1 and in cities … Read more