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Last updated 9:54AM ET
July 18, 2018
"GED Connection" offers another chance for a high school diploma
(WOUB) - Beginning February 24, WOUB-TV will air the new "GED Connection" series offering area residents a second chance at receiving their high school equivalency diplomas. "GED Connection" is targeted for adults who would like to obtain their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), but are unable to attend regular GED classes. The program allows individuals to study for the GED test in their own homes, at their own paces by watching the television series.

The series is divided into reading, writing, and mathematics sections. "GED Connection" begins airing on WOUB-TV February 24 at 6 a.m. Students can register and choose to purchase inexpensive workbooks by calling 1-800-228-READ or online at

Homework help is also available to students in the program. Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education groups will staff a toll-free homework hotline, and will assist with registration for the GED test when students are ready.

Laura Heber, GED on TV coordinator for the Ohio Literacy Network, said that working with the Ohio GED on TV Project has been a rewarding experience. "So far 91 individuals that have requested information from southeast Ohio about GED on TV have gone on to pass the GED test. Adult learners need flexibility with the individual study plan and GED Connection meets this need," says Heber.

The "GED Connection" series on WOUB-TV is funded in part by the Ohio Literacy Network and the Ohio University Office of Outreach and Regional Campuses.
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