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

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

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