taco-bellTaco Bell has become the latest restaurant chain to make headlines in the education world by launching programs to help its employees—and customers—finish high school. A combination of community involvement and virtual learning environment is being used to enhance the education. In addition to visiting schools, Taco Bell piloted an online program in early 2014 through which about 100 employees are working to complete high school or earn their GED. They are also testing a program to help workers earn college credit through training modules completed as part of their job. Celebrities such as actor/author Tyrese Gibson, football star Reggie Bush, pop singer Megan Nicole and band members from Young the Giant have even been getting involved to spread the notion that education opens doors to the future.

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