McDonalds, Ky education officials team up to support community


CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) For folks who didn't make it all the way through high school, life without a diploma can be tough. Finding a job without a GED can be even tougher.

That's why McDonald's restaurant owners have partnered with Kentucky Adult Education to promote education in the community.

Starting this week, McDonald's restaurants in 53 counties in Kentucky will change the tray liners used, opting for an informative GED liner.

The promotion comes at an important moment, as a deadline approaches.

"Test scores will expire and they'll have to start all over again in January," says adult educator Rachel Johnson at the EKU/Clay County Adult Education Center, "We don't want that for our students, we want them to come in and finish it and get their GED and get to work...go to college or whatever they want to do."

Folks that began the GED and did not complete it have until the last available test date, December 18, until their previous work is erased.

After January 2014, test costs will rise and the content will change.

However, there is still time to register for tests and get help studying for the GED. For more information, visit http://www.kyae.ky.gov/


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