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Governor's school plan shaping up

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A new academy in local schools could keep students from having to travel to governor's schools outside the area.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE  — The Blue Ridge Crossroads Governor’s Academy for Technical Education will be more than just a place of learning, after Twin County educators launch the program, the Carroll School Board heard at its Aug. 9 meeting.
The STEM academy, spread out among local high schools and the Crossroads Institute, will provide enhanced career specialization and higher education opportunities, said Mark Burnette, who spearheaded getting Virginia Department of Education approval for the effort.


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