Friendswood Library Celebrates Their First Graduate

| By Gale Staff | Congratulations Friendswood Library on your first Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School graduate Megan Mays! We celebrate her accomplishments and wish her luck in her future plans. “I had a great time with the Excel Adult [High School] online program. I’m so thankful to the Friends of the Friendswood Library for awarding … Read more

Promoting Adult Education and Family Literacy This (And Every) Week

| By Gale Staff | During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 18–24), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. In addition to helping adults build their foundational skills, the National Coalition for Literacy aptly broadens adult education activities to include developing computer skills, studying … Read more

Inspire Adults in Your Community with a New Online Learning Portal

| By Gale Staff | Libraries play an essential role in offering adults in their communities resources to continue their educations, learn new skills, advance their careers, and accomplish personal and professional goals. But how do you ensure your library is connecting patrons to the solutions that fit their needs? Provide access to the new … Read more

April Is a Great Month to Highlight Second Chances. Here’s Why.

| By Gale Staff | Building a new life after serving a jail or prison sentence can be viewed as an insurmountable challenge. Ensuring returning citizens have access to programs and services is vital to their success. As noted in ALA Policy Perspectives—Libraries & Reentry: The Importance of Public Spaces, Technologies, and Community to Formerly … Read more

Southern Oklahoma Library System Celebrates Its First Graduate

| By Natalie Garrison, Southern Oklahoma Library System | A ceremony to recognize the first graduate from the Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School online program was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Healdton Community Library. This program is provided by the Southern Oklahoma Library System (SOLS) in partnership with Gale to provide … Read more

Help Create Bright Futures with an Award-Winning Diploma Program

| By Gale Staff | How can your library transform lives in your community? Connect your patrons to an accessible, award-winning high school completion program. Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School is a platinum winner in the 2023 Modern Library Awards (MLAs). Excel Adult High School allows libraries to give their adult patrons the opportunity … Read more

Tulsa Resident Earns High School Diploma Through County Library

| Originally published by XYZ | TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — When the Tulsa City-County Library offered a free program to earn a high school diploma, 29-year-old Jasmine Edmundson was one of the first to seize the opportunity. The library partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Gale/Cengage Learning to offer five Tulsa County residents up … Read more

Free, 45-Minute Webinar

| By Gale Staff | Did you know that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults without a high school diploma suffered the highest rate of unemployment (21.2 percent in April 2020)?1 These adults also had the lowest weekly earnings.2 Even during the best economic times, this vulnerable population struggles to achieve success and … Read more

New Arrival! Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School

| By Gale Staff | This is about more than a high school diploma. It’s about inspiring hope and offering adults a second chance—at earning their degree, finding a lifelong career, making enough money to support their families, and most of all, realizing that success is something they can achieve for themselves. One of the … Read more

COMING SOON! New Program Helps Public Libraries Expand Their Education Mission and Change Lives through Learning

| By Angela Doolin, Gale Product Manager | There are 30 million Americans without a high school diploma, meaning better-paying jobs and a college education can be out of reach.1 As a trusted partner to public libraries, Gale understands the importance of access to education, particularly for underserved and at-risk populations. Over the last seven … Read more