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Pontotoc (Drew Powell, WTVA)
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Updated: 7/24/2013 8:21 pm
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- Many school districts are in the final stages of implementing new formats or programs before the start of a new school year.

In Pontotoc, teachers are meeting for two days at the bus shop looking over the Common Core Program.

The high school is going from seven to eight periods a day, and the change will allow teachers to do a lab and lecture in many classes.

The move is also expected to help more students become college ready.
 
"[This] is going to provide opportunities say in a science class for those teachers to actually do a lab, and actually do instruction that day. Of course, that's going to help meet the needs of say a student that learns from hearing it and then turn right around and learn from doing. So, you know we're meeting the different many levels of our learners," said Pontotoc High School Principal Paul Henry.

The new format will not change the start and end time of classes.
 
The first day of class is scheduled for August 7th, and teachers are expected to report in on August 1st.
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