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August 3, 2018
More students are taking AP exams, but researchers don’t know if that helps them
“AP is such an important element of high school for kids and teachers, and we don’t really understand how it’s impacting student experiences."
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May 22, 2018
Report: Memphis students from poor families less likely to have access to advanced coursework
Of the 14 high schools that offer more than 40 advanced classes, all but one have a lower percentage of students from poor families than the district.
May 17, 2018
In New York, students of color lack access to advanced coursework, new analysis finds
New York’s black and Latino students are denied access to advanced coursework, including math, science, music, and foreign language classes, according to a new analysis.
May 9, 2018
Memphis student among 161 high school seniors named as U.S. Presidential Scholars
A Memphis senior is headed to Vanderbilt University in the fall, but first, she will make a stop at the White House.
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March 15, 2018
Why students’ birthdays are the perfect icebreaker for this award-winning Tennessee teacher
Paula Franklin, a high school teacher in Knox County Schools, received last year's Milken Educator Award, a prestigious national honor.
There's an AP for that
October 10, 2017
More New York City students are taking AP exams, though racial gaps persist
The number of students who took at least one AP test in 2017 rose by 10 percent, while the pass rate went up 7.5 percent.
March 8, 2017
Data shows Indiana students are taking AP exams, but half aren’t passing them
Statewide, 36 percent of Indiana 2016 graduates took an AP test in high school, and 18.1 percent passed.
AP for all
January 17, 2017
City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students
The number of students taking at least one AP exam in 2016 rose by nearly 3,500 students citywide.
January 11, 2017
Cuomo finishes State of the State tour, proposes funding for AP exams and computer science teachers
Governor Andrew Cuomo finished his State of the State speeches on Wednesday, with proposals to help low-income students fund AP exams and create after-school seats.
September 27, 2016
Number of Tennessee students taking college-credit classes ticks up
Nearly 30,000 students took at least one Advanced Placement exam last year, an increase of nearly 9 percent over the previous year.
August 19, 2015
Would fewer IPS high schools lead to more advanced courses?
As part of a plan to push for more students to take AP courses, school board members Tuesday discussed the idea of fewer high schools with more students in the future.
Updated July 23, 2015
Report: Many NYC high schools don’t offer advanced math and science courses
A new report finds that nearly 4 in 10 city high schools do not offer algebra II and both physics and chemistry.
There's an AP for that
July 17, 2015
At summer seminar, teachers learn advanced courses aren’t just for some
About 500 teachers participated in the AP for All Summer Institute, a program that emphasizes that advanced classes should be open to all students.
December 9, 2014
City to gain new computer science classes amid White House push
The city is set to expand its computer science offerings beginning next fall, with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation. The White House announced Monday that New York City will get part of a $20 million grant designed to train computer science teachers on new curriculum. The initiative is part of a larger effort to better prepare students for the increasing number of technology-related jobs and increase diversity in the field.
October 15, 2014
Beating national trends, city students make modest SAT gains
City students continued to make modest gains on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams last year, and AP exam participation increased as well, the…
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