The Future of Education for New Yorkers Without High School Diplomas

Thursday, April 24, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
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An estimated 1.8 million New Yorkers do not have high school diplomas. Until December 31, 2013, the only way for these individuals to get vocational training, entry-level jobs, or enroll in college was to pass the General Education Development (GED) exam.

On January 2, 2014, the New York State Department of Education replaced the GED with the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), an equivalency exam that is similar in structure to the GED, but designed to raise college and career readiness over time. This dramatic shift has huge implications for disadvantaged New Yorkers, equivalency preparation programs and philanthropy.

Join State education officials and experts in the field of adult literacy for a thought-provoking panel presentation and facilitated discussion.


  • The barriers to implementing a new TASC preparation system
  • The challenges for providers The role for philanthropy

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  • 8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
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