High School Equivalency Program loses funding

PULLMAN — After 42 years of helping educate migrant workers and their children, the High School Equivalency Program based at Washington State University has lost federal funding. The program, known as HEP, prepared students to pass the GED (General Educational Development) tests, which certified they had high-school level academic skills. HEP was the oldest program […]

HEP program helps migrant students

Photo: Antonio Chiprez and Johnny Gongora.   Antonio Chiprez sums up his reason for being in Pullman this way:  “Getting my GED is the start of a new beginning.” Since 1967, farm workers and their children have been coming to WSU to redirect their lives with the help of the High School Equivalency Program (HEP). […]