ROCKFORD (WIFR) – More than 30,000 people in the Stateline do not have a high school diploma or a GED, according to recent census data and now some local agencies are partnering up to provide some help.
McDonald’s and Goodwill are continuing to provide scholarships for those who need help paying to take the GED. McDonalds will also be promoting how to find out about GED classes on their trays for the next month.
"They're going to be able to get the basic skills in math and reading to be able to pass the test. The new test depends more on application of the knowledge, just not computation; for example, in math, and application of what they read,” said Regional Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lori Fanello.
At the beginning of this year, the cost of taking the GED rose from $50 to $120.