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Paying for the AP Exams, Who Should Carry the Burden?

At approximately $86.00 per exam (fees vary by state, district and school),  the AP exams are not cheap and with some students taking several exams the bill for the exams quickly adds up.  States and school’s handle these fees in various ways, with most requiring the student to pay a large portion if not all […]

Perhaps Florida Expanded Their AP Program Too Quickly

I recently read an article on TampaBay.com that indicated the Florida State Education Commissioner, Eric J. Smith, acknowledges that Florida may be over enrolling students in Advanced Placement classes.  For a little while now, Florida has been criticized for having a much lower pass rate than the national average on the year end exams (43% […]

Teacher’s Unions Square Off With AP Incentives

Mass Insight seems to do a great job at stirring up teacher’s unions on the East Coast.  I just read another article in The Salem News about how the Peabody Federation of Teachers is worried about how Mass Insight’s grant will be implemented at Peabody High School. Mass Insight’s Massachusetts Math & Science Initiative supplies […]

Paying Students for Passing AP Exams

There was a recent article in the NY Times about a program in NY City that pays students at some schools if they receive great AP scores.   The program is titled REACH (Rewarding Achievement) and involves schools with large minority populations.  The goal of the program is to increase college readiness for low income high school students.  […]

Improving Math and Science in Alabama

There was recently an article about Exxon Mobile providing a grant to help Alabama students improve their performance in math and science. It sounds like they have had great results. I am curious as to what the training looks like, and if there are teacher or student financial incentives built-in. Here’s the article from stockwatch.com: […]