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Gov. Deal signs duel enrollment bills to boost workforce

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ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two bills that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation by struggling students with no plans to attend college and also those youngsters who are excelling in high school.

Senate Bill 2 allows high school students to work simultaneously on a diploma while also working toward a technical college or associate's degree.

Senate Bill 132, one of the governor's top priorities and dubbed the "Move on When Ready Act," makes it easier for high school students to earn college credits while working still toward their high school diplomas.

He signed both bills Thursday, saying they streamline how students move forward.

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