Saturday, August 12, 2017

Georgia shifts cash from low-income AP students - Shaddi Abusaid, Marietta Daily News

A change to the state’s education budget has shifted funding away from low-income high-schoolers looking to pursue advanced studies in language, humanities and the arts. For about a decade, the state has covered the $94 cost of one Advanced Placement exam annually for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Those who score well on the tests receive college credit for their classes, saving them tuition costs down the road. But a policy change initiated by the governor’s office during this year’s budgeting process has reallocated funding traditionally geared toward lower-income AP students, and will now cover the cost of one exam for anyone — so long as the course is science, technology or math-related.

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