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January 31, 2019
Fewer students of color take advanced courses. This Colorado bill aims to help close that gap.
Advocates hope that automatically enrolling students in advanced courses will reduce racial and economic disparities.
January 15, 2019
Memphis plan would expand turnaround program, screen all first-graders for gifted education
The recommendations are the first from the district’s new chief academic officer, Antonio Burt, who was appointed in September.
October 16, 2018
Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools
About half of Detroit’s high schools, both district and charter, offered no AP classes in 2015-2016, according to data that city schools reported to the federal government.
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."
beyond high school
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.
How I Teach
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.
state of the state
January 3, 2018
Cuomo offers few new education plans for 2018, but says poor schools need more funding
New York's governor said little about education in his annual State of the State address; his agenda mainly calls for expanding existing education programs.
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.
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