The Pueblo City-County Library District Offers Adults a Second Chance

| Originally posted on The Pueblo Chieftain | The Pueblo City-County Library District offers Career Online High School, an online high school diploma and career certification program. The program is funded by PCCLD in partnership with Colorado State Library and Gale, a Cengage Company. The program is open to residents of Pueblo County who have … Read more

Fountaindale Public Library Honors Second Graduating Class

| Originally posted on The Herald News | On Aug. 6, Fountaindale Public Library District celebrated its second Career Online High School graduates in a ceremony featuring state Reps John Connor, D-Romeoville, and Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, as well as other community leaders and distinguished guests. These nine graduates are the second class of students to receive their … Read more

Norfolk Public Library Offers Adults a Second Chance

| Originally Posted on 13 News Now | NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Norfolk Public Library is now offering a free program that will help adults age 20 and over earn a high school diploma for free. Kelly Straub, the spokesperson for the Norfolk Public Library, says currently more than 19,000 Norfolk residents over the age … Read more

Impacting the Community One Graduate at a Time

| By Michelle Jeske, City Librarian, and Viviana Casillas, Librarian/Program Manager, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO | In 2015, the Denver Public Library (DPL) began providing Career Online High School to address needs identified in an earlier community assessment survey. According to the survey, 14 percent of Denver residents did not have a high school diploma … Read more

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