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Back to school already!?! School year begins early for some

PETERBSURG, Va. — While most students are still on summer break, some children in Central Virginia headed back to class Monday.

A year-round school program started at Peabody Middle and AP Hill Elementary schools in Petersburg.

The city school district said it hoped year-round school will help improve student test scores. Both schools were denied accreditation for the 2013-2014 school year.

Nearly 2,000 people showed up for the year-round school kick-off rally last Saturday.

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