‘Boston Herald’ Begins GED Prep Program

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By: E&P Staff

The Boston Herald launches a 9-week GED Preparation Program today, targeting the 754,000 Bay State adults who lack a high school diploma. Once a week, the paper will publish a page containing practice questions in math, language arts, science, writing, and social studies.

“We’re offering an anonymous and easily accessible way to practice for a GED exam,” Carol Anne Conroy, President of Herald Media’s Massachusetts Literacy Foundation (MLF), said in a statement. “By providing free study material in the paper, we’re giving people the opportunity to prepare for this very important exam in the privacy of their own homes.”

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, more than 2 million adults do not have functional literacy skills. More than 400,000 of those adults are undereducated or limited English proficient parents with children under the age of 13 who are in need of literacy services.

The program is part of the MLF, founded by Herald Media, Inc. in 2002 to bolster literacy within the state. The Boston Herald, a subsidiary of Herald Media, Inc., will team up with the Nellie Mae Foundation and the American Council on Education to provide the training.

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