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Daily Whale: City Colleges’ Ambitious Adult Education Plan

7/15/2013 12:00 AM

City Colleges estimates that 900 of its students passed the GED test in the 2013 academic year, a 20-percent jump from the year before. Also, the District announced that enrollment in GED classes increased 10 percent from last year.

This is the kind of measurable accomplishment in the sprawling and diffuse community college system that is championed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman. Hyman became chancellor in 2010 and subsequently announced a “Reinvention” plan for the district, partly focusing on performance metrics such as a higher graduation rate. A City Colleges “five-year plan” that Hyman laid out in a talk last month adds more precision to these metrics.

“We are pleased that our early reforms are making an impact, and more people are enrolling in our GED classes and passing the test,” Hyman stated.

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