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Weekly News Digest

January 16, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Gale Brings High School Diploma Program to Public Libraries

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, teamed up with Career Online High School to create an accredited high school diploma program that is now available to Gale’s public library partners across the country.

Adult library patrons who participate in the program can earn an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate. Patrons may put existing high school credits toward a diploma.

Libraries have the option to award scholarships for the program to qualified learners. Career Online High School’s online learning platform offers courses in academic subjects as well as eight career fields such as education and certified transportation.

According to Cengage Learning’s press release, more than 1 million Americans drop out of high school each year. Almost 40 million Americans do not have a high school diploma. “As one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, the public library is the perfect venue for Career Online High School,” says Nader Qaimari, Cengage Learning’s SVP of sales and marketing.

Source: Cengage Learning

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