Adult Education & Literacy
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Veronica's GED Story
Veronica Booker is a single parent of five children. She decided to earn her GED after being out of school for 10 years. Veronica tells her story of what it was like going through the Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult Education and Literacy Program and how it has bettered her life.
State AEL Program Fiscal Year 2011 Performance Report – A Good Year!
Each year the US Department of Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, requires each state to prepare and submit a performance report on the state’s adult education and literacy (AEL) program for the previous fiscal year. This report describes services, activities and performance for the period of July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011. Missouri was able to report another successful year. The 44 local Adult Education and Literacy Programs served 31,397 students and these students received more than 2.8 million hours of instruction. Of the 15 federally negotiated performance measures, Missouri’s AEL program met or exceeded 14 of these measures. To read more about Missouri’s accomplishments, please click on the link below.
More people pursuing GEDs, preparing for college entrance exams as job market changes
The three women worked at Thorngate until it closed its sewing operations in November. Now they spend 20 hours a week reviewing math and writing at the Cape Girardeau School District's adult learning center to prepare for college entrance exams and GED tests for high school equivalency.
- Feature story (Southeast Missourian)