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California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests
California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests

California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests. “Students who do the work and succeed in Advanced Placement courses should not then be limited by their financial resources,” State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a statement. “We in California are committed to giving all our students -- including those from low-income families -- the benefits that come with these courses.”  By subsidizing fees for exams from the College Board, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge...

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