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HiSET: Massachusetts swaps out GED as high school equivalency test

Credit: tv411.orgFor the first time since 1945, Massachusetts adults taking a high school equivalency test will not take a General Educational Development, or GED exam.State education officials announced Thursday they've selected Educational Testing Service to administer a new exam, called HiSET."...

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 6:18 PM

Gov. Patrick 'very interested' in commuting inmate sentences to ease prison overcrowding

Photo: matthew.wordpress.comExpressing continued concern with mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders, Gov. Deval Patrick said he would be “very interested” in commuting the sentences of a segment of the inmate population if it would relieve prison overcrowding.“I have a lot of...

Monday, December 23, 2013, 7:27 PM

Gov. Patrick 'very interested' in commuting inmate sentences to ease prison overcrowding

Photo: matthew.wordpress.comExpressing continued concern with mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders, Gov. Deval Patrick said he would be “very interested” in commuting the sentences of a segment of the inmate population if it would relieve prison overcrowding.“I have a lot of...

Monday, December 23, 2013, 7:27 PM

Outside forces played major role in 2013 Mass. economy: report

Bruins fans wore red, white and blue along with their black and gold on April 17 at TD Garden. (Getty Images)The April 15 Boston Marathon bombings topped the list of forces deemed outside the control of people in Massachusetts that drove the state economy in 2013, according to list released...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 8:27 PM