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DeKalb schools sign articulation agreement
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The DeKalb County School Board approved articulation agreements with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro in the areas of Industrial Electrical Maintenance Computer Information Technology, Computer Information Systems Online, Computer Operations, Automotive Technology, and Computer Aided Drafting Thursday night at their monthly meeting.Career and Technical Education Director Brad Leach told the board that high school students who show promise in certain courses may be awarded a specific number of contact hours at the tech center in Murfreesboro to study those courses through these agreements."We've been working for about two years with the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro to take competencies and standards in our courses and to tie them into courses that are at the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro and these are the agreements that we've reached and signed,” Leach told the board.“What this basically says is that the courses that we're teaching at the high school will be in line with the courses at the technology center and they will award us so many hours of credit in these particular courses, depending upon the courses students take in high school,” he continued.“It's a win-win situation for the kids. It's a great thing especially for the kids going to the technology center. These are students that have graduated and are now attending the tech center,” Leach concluded.