Displaying posts tagged with

“incentives”

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 […]

It Pays to Be an AP Teacher in Texas

Apparently teaching Advanced Placement classes in Texas can pay, and I don’t mean that “warm your heart, feel good” kind of reward, but cold, hard cash. AP teachers in the state of Texas are eligible for the O’Donnell Texas AP Teacher Award.  “The O’Donnell Texas AP® Teacher Award will be presented annually to one Advanced Placement teacher […]

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.  […]