The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) hopes to give a boost to an emerging technical specialty by launching a model high-tech school in rural Georgia.

Residents in some of southwest Georgia's poorest counties hope the school will help lift the next generation out of a cycle of poverty and underachievement. Educators around the country who are aware of the plan hope the proposed school might serve as a model for their own districts.

NASA, the Southwest Georgia Chamber of Commerce, several state agencies, and a group of educators plan to establish a school that would focus on computer and satellite technology.


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