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Second Chances for Dropouts

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The number of students who drop out of school continues to increase in North Carolina; however, the number of those receiving GEDs from community colleges is also rising. Many of those who come back are in their 20s and 30s. In 2006, the number of those earning their GED or adult high school diploma (which differs from a GED) increased over 14 percent since 2002, compared with a 24 percent increase in dropouts in high schools in that same time.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 38, Sept 2008, p6-7, il