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Six States Expand Access to AP

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Those of you interested in expanding access to Advanced Placement programs among traditionally underserved students will be interested in a story by my colleague Michele McNeil. It reports on some pretty impressive outcomes in a pilot project overseen by the National Governors Association to boost AP participation in six states. Michele visited one of the sites participating in the program a couple of years ago, too, and wrote about what she found there.

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As someone who works at a local -- not a national-- philanthropy -- I know how small projects in small towns sometimes don't get the attention they deserve. There's a great story in the city of Hobbs, New Mexicoabout how AP has transformed a small school district there. It was funded by a regional philanthropy, the Maddox Foundation, and is worth a look.

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