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Sunday September 25th, 2016 10:01AM

Gov. wants to extend Pre-K program to 180 days

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Georgia education leaders are hoping to return the state's pre-kindergarten program to a 180-day school year.

The schedule had been cut to 160 days last year as part of a push by Gov. Nathan Deal to ensure its long-term viability.

Deal is now planning to push to resume pre-k as a 180-day program.

If lawmakers agree with Deal's plan, pre-k will be back to 180 days for the school year that starts in August.

About 84,000 4-year-olds attend pre-kindergarten in Georgia.
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