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Event - January 2013

Video: Is it Time to Say Goodbye to the GED®?

New York State is on the verge of replacing the familiar GED® with the nation's first alternative high school equivalency exam. Join the Center for an Urban Future and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy at a high-profile symposium in Albany to explore the big questions about the Regents' ambitious plan.




Tags: economic opportunity | human capital | higher education | ged

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to the GED®?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 8:00am to 11:00am
Huxley Theater @ New York State Museum
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

The GED® exam has long been the standard for high school equivalencies. But New York State is now considering a dramatic change: replacing the GED® with the nation’s first alternative high school equivalency exam.” Join the Center for an Urban Future and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy at a high-profile symposium in Albany to explore the big questions about the State Board of Regents' ambitious plan to consider alternatives to the GED®. What would it mean for the 2.9 million New Yorkers who lack a high school diploma? What are the risks? Are there new opportunities we should be thinking about? What should the transition look like? Should the State continue to pay for everyone who takes the test?

8:00am – 8:30am:      Breakfast and Registration

8:30am – 8:35am:      Welcoming Remarks
                                       Kate Breslin, President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
                                       Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future

 

 

8:35am – 8:55am:      Keynote Presentation
                                       John B. King, Jr., Commissioner, NYS Education Department

 

 

8:55am – 9:00am:      Presentation of CUF Research on the GED®
                                       Tom Hilliard, Senior Fellow, Center for an Urban Future

 

 

9:00am – 10:30am:    Panel: Is it Time to Say Goodbye to the GED®?
                                        Moderator: Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future

  • Laurie Bargstedt, Coordinator of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES
  • Nicole Chestang, Executive Vice President, GED® Testing Service
  • Kevin Douglas, Policy Analyst, United Neighborhood Houses
  • John Garvey, Former Dean for Collaborative Programs, CUNY
  • Hon. Cathy Nolan, Chair of the Education Committee, NYS Assembly Member
  • Kevin Smith, Deputy Commissioner for Adult Career and Continuing Education Services, NYS Education Department

 

 

10:30am – 10:40am:   Closing Remarks
                                         Deborah Povich, Working Poor Families Project

 

 

This conference is made possible through generous support from Working Poor Families Project