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Ga. wants more “college like” high schools

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Georgia school officials want to make high schools more like college.

They want to overhaul high school curriculum with courses tailored to what students want to do after they graduate.

Under the proposal, students would choose a "career cluster" that would lead them through the classes they need either to go on to a two-year or four-year college or to go straight into a job.

Dougherty County School Officials hope the plan improves graduation rates.

"One of the major purposes of this is to improve the dropout rate across Georgia. If a student has an idea and the motivation for what they want to learn or what they want to receive out of their education, then they're more likely to peruse it to completion," said Dougherty County School System's Public Information Director R.D. Harter.

The state Board of Education will likely take up the issue sometime this fall.


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