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Kathy Cox talks education in Albany

August 29, 2007

Albany--  State school superintendent Kathy Cox is on a tour of South Georgia school systems. She made a brief stop in Albany.

Cox met with school and Chamber of Commerce leaders and said she's proud of the strides taking place in the Dougherty County school system. Cox said some major changes are on the way across the state.

One change is making sure students are more focused on mathematics.

"The kids have to be able to read but mathematics is also the place where they really learn to think so if we can get that one two punch for our students, laying a solid foundation of strong literacy and numeracy, skills for all students, it'll make the biggest difference," said Cox.

Cox says the class of 2012 will be the first to receive only one diploma as opposed to a choice of four. She also wants the graduation rate to increase to 85-percent by 2010.  

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