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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 […]

Most States Increase the Number of Advanced Placement Exams

The College Board recently released data for the 2009 Advanced Placement exams.  All the states in the US, except 3,  had an increase in the number of AP exams from 2008 to 2009.  As shown in the chart above, the states with the highest increase in the percent of exams administered were: Alabama (25%), Indiana […]

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.  […]