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
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