Arlington Reads Student Achieves his Dream of Earning a Diploma

Jimmy has been an off and on student with the Arlington Reads High School Equivalency (formerly GED) program since 2014. By his own admission, he had many difficulties growing up and getting his diploma was always a goal of his, though it was a circuitous path which eventually brought him to Arlington Reads. Despite past and present difficulties, Jimmy stuck […]

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ESL Class Registration Opens Next Week

Speaking English is a valuable skill and the Arlington Public Library is here to help!  Sign up for ESL classes this month with the Arlington Public Library. Classes are volunteer-led and focused on building English vocabulary for beginner to advanced adult learners. Students must register in person on Tuesday, January 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., or on Wednesday, January […]

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Register for GED and High School Equivalency Study Programs

Registration for GED and other high school equivalency study programs offered by Arlington Reads opens Thursday, January 5. Registration is online from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or whenever the class is full. Registration is only available online. A high school equivalency diploma like the GED shows that you have high school-level academic skills. These diplomas can open doors to […]

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Northwest Arlington ESL Center Merges with Arlington Reads

Since 2005, the Northwest Arlington ESL Center has offered exceptional English as a second language classes to the citizens of Arlington and neighboring cities. Unfortunately, they are having to close their doors. But when one door closes, another one opens, and the Arlington Public Library and Arlington Reads have merged the Northwest program into our ESL offerings. We will offer […]

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Books come alive! – a Graphic Endeavors field trip

“That’s the difficulty in these times: ideals, dreams, and cherished hopes rise within us, only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered. It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really […]

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Graphic Novels as Teaching Tools?

Comic books have gotten a bad rap for just about as long as they have existed. Many think they are childish, lower works of art – all bright colors and little substance. Not only that, but there are so many – how can anything that is so prolifically produced be any good, and if there is something good, how can […]

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Arlington Reads’ Newest GED Graduate

Robert M. is another member of the Fall 2015 enrollment class that can hold his GED certificate up high. When Robert first came to Arlington Reads in August 2015, he had already passed the mathematics portion of the GED test. While a good deal of the students who come through Arlington Reads struggle with algebra, Robert said that math always came […]

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Big Week in Adult Education News

The last week of January was a busy week in the world of adult education, the busiest since January 2014, when the most recent iteration of the GED® test was unveiled. What happened?: The passing score of the GED (General Educational Development) test was lowered. Two alternative tests to the GED were approved by Texas State Board of Education. Highlights The […]

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GED Study Program Overview

GED graduates

For adults who don’t have a high school diploma, a GED can be the key to a future job, financial success and a better life. However, according to the American Council on Education, less than 5% of adults in Tarrant County who lack a high school diploma or GED take the exam each year. Arlington Reads coordinates the adult literacy […]

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