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Please advise your referrals that Turkey is not open to the general public. The Turkeys are not 'giveaways'. They are awarded based on circumstances and need, of which domestic violence is a major issue.

 

If the children have no food in a family with children, and the mother is gainfully employed, then the family needs us..

 

Women Are Dreamers Too Angels and community Partners, Sponsors, everyday community Angels are the ones who make all these things happen.

Our Board members are also Angels. They work extremely hard to get all the items that folks receive for their children, during the holiday season

Why?,  because they believe that folks when given the proper tools in life will make conscious efforts to get up and stand up to help themselves.

We do all these things at Women Are Dreamers Too, but the ultimate goal is towards economic self-sufficiency for the Children of abused victims and the mothers, so they too may dream, but most importantly that they too may become productive members of our community. So our community pays it forward so they may be.

So we say- 'Victims of domestic violence women and Children will dream another day, we need to help them repair their torn boots or straps so they may get up.

It is costlier for our community if we do nothing, in fact if we do nothing innocent bystanders may get hurt, if we help, our community gets stronger.

So to all the children who came on Friday, and Saturday we love you all, eat less candy. To the Grand Parents who brought their children and grand children, May The Heavens keep you all keeping on. To The abused victims, who are telling their stories wanting to get help for them and their children, May The Almighty God give you peace and bless you, May all you dream of come true.

To all our Angels, Sponsors, Corporate Partners, Board Members, Volunteers, Alumni, current candidates, The Community of Alpharetta,  and all the children (including our young adults who have made it through college. We give thanks for you all

May The Souls of all the departed rest is eternal peace

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Dropouts who want to take the GED high school equivalency test will soon have an online guide to walk them through their preparation, registration, and college and career planning.

“We’re not just stopping with: ‘Here’s your test. You passed. You failed. You’re on your own,” said Nicole M. Chestang, executive vice president of GED Testing Service. There is now “a whole program developed around the test taker,” she said.

 

The new MyGED Web portal is expected to be available in late November, in time for people to register for the updated, ­computer-based GED test that will be aligned to more-rigorous academic standards starting in 2014.

The overhaul to the 70-year-old test is an attempt to meet the call for more skilled workers in a nation where nearly two-thirds of all jobs require more than a high school diploma and 39 million adults did not finish high school.

It also reflects growing criticism that the GED has not offered a meaningful second chance to high school dropouts.

Only 12 percent of those who pass the GED test later graduate from a higher-education program. Research shows that GED holders earn about the same as high school dropouts without the credential.

The nonprofit American Council on Education, which has historically administered the test, partnered with Pearson, the world’s largest education and testing company, to finance and engineer what has become a $30 million, three-year endeavor to overhaul the exam.

Their goal was to streamline the process from beginning to end and make it easier for adult learners to navigate.

The resulting portal shows people where they can take a test preparation class. Official practice tests are available through the Web site. And test-takers can get feedback on the kinds of questions they missed and information on how to follow up, including which chapters and pages of their test preparation book they need to review to improve their scores.

“Adults don’t have a lot of time,” Chestang said. They want to know “what I need to do right now.”

The Web site displays nearby testing centers and allows people to register for the test online. Then, after the test, “they can check their scores on their smartphones on the way home” rather than waiting weeks for the results, said Cassandra Brown, senior manager for marketing communications for GED Testing Service.

Results will come with a scorecard, or transcript, that details which skills the test-takers have mastered and what they still need to learn if they want to enroll in credit-bearing college classes or training programs.

The portal also links to information about colleges, admission requirements and financial aid options. And it gives test-takers information about possible careers, including how much different jobs pay and what additional training they would need to pursue a career of their choice.

On the back end, the portal allows testing administrators to see how test-takers are doing and to follow up with people who need help in specific subjects.

The new test comes with a higher price tag. The $120 fee is about twice what test-takers in Maryland, Virginia and the District currently pay. Officials say the cost reflects the expanded services.

But a few states have cited the cost, as well as the shift to an entirely computer-based format, as motivations to contract with other vendors who also are developing new tests.

The computer-based GED became an option in January 2012, and GED Testing Service has reported encouraging results. The pass rate for the computer test is 88 percent, compared with 71 percent for the paper-and-pencil version. Those who took the test on the computer were more likely to return to retake a test they had failed.

Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, said he is hopeful that the expansion of the program will make a difference.

“What has always been missing in the world that the GED lives in is counseling and support services,” he said.

Source- http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ged-will-soon-have-online-guide-for-high-school-dropouts/2013/09/09/a50f80d4-1970-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html?wpisrc=emailtoafriend

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