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January 2, 2003

TIFTON- Georgia is still struggling to reduce class sizes and have enough certified teachers, but now another Georgia college is doing its part.

Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton is letting its students stay on campus for four years and get their degree in Early Childhood education. ABAC is only a two-year school, but they are partnering with Valdosta State.

"In rural South Georgia we need to grow our own teachers with out having them come in, because we can't attract as many," Sue Wilson, Social Science Chair, said. 

The ABAC - Valdosta State partnership is part of 4.4. million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Spring semester begins at ABAC January 8th.

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