In America, students are attending elementary (primary) and secondary school for in total 12 years. These years are called 1st through 12th grades. After kindergarten (some also go to pre-kindergarten) U.S. children go to primary school, which is usually called elementary school at around age six.

After five or six years they move on to secondary school. Secondary school generally includes two programs: first they attend ‘middle school’, also called junior high’ (without ‘school’), and the second stage is ‘high school.’

When they graduate from high school (12th grade), students will be awarded a diploma or certificate, which allows for a college or university education (known as ‘higher education’). Some students don’t finish high school, they can get a GED diploma.

Many students who try to get the GED certificate are working individuals so they use online programs to get ready for the GED test. Students need to pass the exam that contains 4 subjects. This GED exam can be taken …

23d6630In the second half of 2015, U.S. government education officials started to investigate Silicon Valley University in San Jose and Northwestern Polytechnic University in Fremont over their academic programs and procedures.

Northwestern Polytechnic University (Fremont) and Silicon Valley University (San Jose) are two important Bay Area institutions of higher education that have become the subjects of investigation by the U.S. government. The schools needed to react to media reports regarding the controversy over “scrutiny” by the U.S. government.

Both schools have posted alerts on their home pages to inform prospective students. On 21 December 2015, Air India had stopped 19 students from getting aboard the airline’s Hyderabad – San Francisco flight. This action was based on information that the airline had received from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency.…