Illinois outpacing the nation in increasing low-income students’ participation in Advanced Placement

ISBE has requested $1 million to expand the AP program to additional schools through teacher professional development and assistance for students to enroll and succeed in AP courses.

Part of this funding will support the Lead Higher Initiative (in collaboration with Equal Opportunity Schools) whose partnership with Illinois aims to enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in AP and International Baccalaureate courses.

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