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New season of Education Matters kicks off with focus on GED grads

For Release: 2013-08-30 15:01:00

Approximately 700,000 Kentucky adults lack a high school diploma. The fifth season of Education Matters kicks off as host Bill Goodman and his guests discuss this important issue and its significance for all Kentuckians. The program airs Monday, Sept. 23 at 9/8 p.m. on KET.

The program examines what the state’s adult learners can do now to complete the current GED® test and how and why the GED® test will change starting January 2. The episode features interviews with recent GED graduates at adult education centers in Russell and Pulaski counties.

Panelists for the program include:

--Reecie Stagnolia, vice president of Kentucky Adult Education

--Martin Kehe, vice president of products for GED Testing Service®

--Cristina Marsh, JCTC adult education manager for Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Shelby and Trimble counties

--Rodney Johnson, director of the Russell County Adult Education Center in Russell Springs

Education Matters is a KET production.

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Contact: Abby Malik



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