New Adult Learning Space Created At Former Library Branch
A western Massachusetts city with a high number of high school dropouts has opened a new adult education center.
Springfield Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick praised the new adult learning space, located in a renovated former full-service library branch in the city’s Pine Point neighborhood.
" This is a second chance in life." said Warwick. " People get a chance to get the GED and then move on to community college and become the workforce we need in this area for the jobs that are coming in."
There are roughly 24,000 adults in Springfield who do have a high school diploma.
The library branch was renovated at a cost of $1.5 million to put in classrooms, a conference room, computer stations, and new furnishings.