New requirements to make equivalency diploma harder to earn
By Reece Murphy
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated: April 17, 6:00 am)
Local adult education program officials are strongly urging students who have dropped out short of completing their GEDs to come back to school and finish before the end of the year.
The pleas are a result of a looming state deadline that makes it harder for such students to earn their general equivalency diploma.
Carolinas Literacy Network Executive Director Kathy Wilds said GED students who have passed some but not all five parts of the 2002 Series GED tests currently in use have until the end of 2013 to pass or face starting over again in January 2014.
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