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Ky. in test that sends sophomores to college

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky and seven other states will participate in a pilot education program that will send some students to college two years early.

The National Center on Education and the Economy is providing
the program under a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Courier-Journal in Louisville reported that, under the
program, students who complete the 10th grade with test results
showing they can handle college-level studies will be allowed to
enroll in colleges and universities.

The program is still being worked out, but is expected to begin
in fall 2011 with 10 to 20 high schools taking part in each of the
states.

Besides Kentucky, schools in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire,
New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont will
participate.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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