A recent report by The Broad Foundation is recognizing six urban school districts for boosting participation and performance among black students on Advancement Placement exams. Fulton County Schools and Cobb County School District in metro Atlanta are among those half-dozen districts.
Some students and teachers at a high school in Macon are getting a cash incentive for success on Advanced Placement tests. Howard High School is one of just 28 schools in the country — and the only one in Georgia — included in a grant meant to increase participation in AP classes.
The state cut funding for a variety of standardized tests this year to save millions of dollars. First and second graders won’t be taking the CRCT test this year. Legislators cut the funding, but earlier this summer, Governor Perdue wanted it restored.