Tennessee schools expanding AP classes

Tennessee schools expanding AP classes

By: The Associated Press

The Messenger 01.02.08

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee high schools are bucking a worldwide trend by offering more classes that can help their students earn college credit.
State education officials say the number of Advanced Placement classes has increased nearly 35 percent since 2002. The College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement program, recently reported a 13 percent worldwide drop in such classes.
Tennessee Education Depart-ment spokeswoman Rachel Woods says there is room for even more growth. Only half of Tennessee high schools offer Advanced Placement classes, although all could do so.
Memphis City Schools have a three-year grant from the College Board to expand course offerings and train teachers.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com; and WPLN-FM, http://www.wpln.org/

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