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January 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Daily round-up: LA library to issue high school diplomas, CUNY offers college completion model

Los Angeles library to issue high school diplomas (AP): LA’s library system announced Thursday it’s partnering with a private online learning company to offer residents the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The virtual program may eventually be introduced at other libraries in the U.S.

Three states report no female students took AP Computer Science exam (edSurge): Test-takers on the AP Computer Science exam were all male in Mississippi, Montana and Wyoming last year, according to an analysis out of Georgia Tech. In Washington, 25 percent of those who took the exam were female.

How to help college students graduate (op-ed, The New York Times): City University of New York is getting national attention for its Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) model. It succeeds by providing a high level of financial support and offering block schedules that let students take classes in the morning, afternoon or evening.

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