General Education Development Testing and The 2011 Empowering Girls Symposium
Monday - August 29, 2011
News came recently that South Carolinians who passed the General Education Development (GED) Test in 2010 surpassed the national average for the first time, rising over six percent from 2009 numbers and besting the national average by nearly three percent. David Stout, GED coordinator sheds a lot of light on how the state's numbers have increased and makes some interesting regional comparisons. Also on this week's podcast, the Director of the Girls Center at Clemson's Youth Learning Institute spreads the word about the upcoming Empowering Girls Symposium slated for October in Columbia. Girls ages 12 - 18, their parents, teachers and others involved with young ladies in this age group will enjoy the keynote address by Jodee Blanco and have choices among numerous workshop topics, including bullying, teen depression and self-harm and much more. There's an early registration period ending September 1. You'll want to know more about this exciting program co-sponsored by Columbia College and the Department of Juvenille Justice.