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EWA Webinar: A Look Inside the New GED

For millions of adults who never completed high school, the General Equivalency Diploma has been the gateway to careers and college degrees. In January, the process adults undergo to earn a GED will change radically. What will these changes mean for adults seeking a second chance at a high school diploma?Join our EWA Webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. EST to get the inside scoop on this critical assessment.

We’ll talk  to Nicole Chestang, executive vice president, GED Testing Services and Amy Riker, national executive director of the High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET) Program. As always, there will be plenty of time to get your questions answered by the experts. 

Space is limited for the webinar, so I encourage you to register today. In the meantime, you can  get up to speed with WAMU special correspondent (and our webinar moderator) Kavitha Cardoza’s solid overview of the new GED, including concerns about higher costs. Several states, including Michigan and are also seeing a rush of students trying to complete their unfinished sections of the current GED before January, when it will be replaced by more challenging content.

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