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View Resource Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED [pdf]

Published in May 2010, this 24-page paper from the Pew Hispanic Center looks at the pathways to a General Educational Development (GED) credential exam taken by Hispanic high school drop-outs in the United States. Written by Richard Fry, the report notes that just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a GED, as compared to two-in-ten black high school drop-outs and three-in-ten white high...

http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/reports/122.pdf
View Resource American RadioWorks: Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED Screenshot

Many have heard of the General Educational Development (GED) test, but it might remain something of a mystery. Those who take this exam are hoping to have a second chance to finish high school (in a manner of speaking) and the thought is that it will lead to a better job or further education. This fascinating documentary takes a look at the world of the GED and it is presented by the American...

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/ged/