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Adult Basic Education program helps people obtain GED

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There are educational options open for adults who are interested in working to earn a GED (General Educational Development) diploma. The regular Adult Basic Education (ABE) program meets once a week for two hours.

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You can enroll in ABE at any time and attend until you have completed your review and preparation for the GED test. There is no fee to participate in the regular ABE program.

Call 218-568-9200 for more information and to make an appointment to meet with ABE teacher, Dawn.

ABE offers instruction in reading, math, social studies, science and composition (how to write an essay). These five areas are the parts of the GED test.

In addition, the ABE program can offer job-related basic computer instruction.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, a “Next Generation” GED Testing Assessment will be implemented. The new for-profit official GED testing series will be completely computer based, will be more academically challenging and will meet the state standards.

On Dec. 31, 2013, any incomplete current version GED tests will be invalid and will no longer count toward the new GED diploma. Current testing sites are expected to be relocated to larger testing centers.

Current ABE students are encouraged to complete their GED preparation and testing process now before the program changes occur.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
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