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Federal Government Awarding $28.4M to Provide AP Exams for Underprivileged

In an effort to boost college readiness and save money for students from families of lesser economic means, the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced that it had awarded $28.4 million in grants to states in order to offset the cost of Advanced Placement exams.

While scholarly debate continues about the relative value of having students take AP courses and exams, one leading expert said the federal Advanced Placement Test Fee program is “admirable” and should lead to better outcomes for students from underrepresented groups.