Florida Colleges Will Consider Clayton County Students

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JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) _ Students graduating from a troubled Georgia school district can now get into public colleges in Florida.

State University System of Florida Chancellor Mark B. Rosenberg said Tuesday institutions will consider Clayton County students even though the school district doesn't have accreditation. The move comes after Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue asked Florida officials last week to reconsider their position that students from an unaccredited school district would not be eligible for admission to colleges.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked Clayton
County's accreditation Sept. 1 for failure to meet all but one of nine mandates outlined in a February report. School officials have said they are working to regain accreditation.

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