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Earn a High School Diploma at the Los Angeles Public Library

laplThe Los Angeles Public Library has formed a partnership with a private digital learning company. Together, they will launch a program to help residents, who are secondary school dropouts, earn accredited high school diplomas.

For this inaugural year, the organizers aims to aid 150 adults obtain their high school diploma. They project that this endeavor will cost $150,000.

Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “It’s the latest step in the transformation of public libraries in the digital age as they move to establish themselves beyond just being a repository of books to a full educational institution, said the library’s director, John Szabo…Szabo believes this is the first time a public library will be offering an accredited high school diploma to adult students, who will take courses online but will meet at the library for assistance and to interact with fellow adult learners.” What do you think?

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.