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School leaders discuss career academy

By Liz Holmes

Education leaders are looking into how to implement a new career academy in Albany.

At an organizational meeting Tuesday, three school board members and college leaders sat down to talk about the possibilities.

They could make the career academy an extension of existing programs within the Dougherty County school system, or create an independent dual concept learning center. 

"We're going to go to the community, and we're going to ask them, if we could produce you a student that's going to graduate and be ready to go in the workforce, what would you want them to know, what skills would you want them to have?" said Darrel Ealum, School Board member.

The system could get $3 million from the state to start the academy to prepare students for technical college and the work force.


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