Top Stories in Literacy : July 23

Top Stories in LiteracyFlorida introduces computer-based GED testing
The GED Testing Service is partnering with five Florida communities to offer registration, scheduling and testing on a computer.

Florida leads nation with 10% of adults not allowed to vote
Nearly one-fourth of black Florida adults, and one-tenth of the state’s total voting-age population, aren’t allowed to vote because of the state’s prohibition on voting by former felons, the nation’s highest rate of disenfranchisement, according to a study by an advocacy group.

New official at Palm Beach State College is school’s first Latino vice president
Last month, the school hired Peter Barbatis as its new vice president of student services and enrollment management, a job where the 47-year-old New York native will help manage enrollment, make sure students graduate and take a hard look at the college’s student support services.

McGraw-Hill Research Foundation white paper reveals how upcoming state education standards could impact Adult Education
State education departments throughout the country are, for the first time, in the process of agreeing on and establishing new and more demanding educational standards for kindergarten through high school. The nationwide trends and factors prompting this coordinated rise in education standards and accountability affect adult education as much as they will K-12, according to a recently published McGraw-Hill Research Foundation report

Google donates 100 computers to Vermont public libraries and adult education centers
Google has donated 100 computers and funding for software to Vermont public libraries and adult education sites. Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid announced the gift, which is valued at nearly $25,000 combined.

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