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Pr. George's Schools Leader Promises New 'Middle' College

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By Jessica Gould

Despite a budget crunch, educators in Prince George's County, Md., say they have big plans in mind for the area's high schools.

William Hite is superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools. He says a tight budget isn't going to stop the system from improving high schools. For instance, Hite says his proposed budget calls for the creation of a new "middle" college.

That's a program that's going to be operated in conjunction with the community college, where after four years students will not only finish with a high school diploma but a two-year associate degree in the health sciences field.

He says despite reductions to middle school sports and support staff, his proposal does not cut advanced placement or international baccalaureate courses.

The public will have a chance to review the budget and comment on its priorities at a series of hearings in January and February.

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