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Georgia cuts subsidy for certain AP exams

A new Georgia education policy could boost the number of elite students who go on to study math or engineering in college while also diminishing prospects for poor kids who are focused on the liberal arts.

In the recent legislative session, lawmakers quietly changed state policy for subsidizing the cost of high school Advanced Placement exams. The state used to make sure every student from a low-income household got to take one AP exam regardless of the subject, but now the subsidy is only if they test in a “STEM” subject. It’s also available to any student, regardless of income.

Read why lawmakers moved in this direction, and what it could mean for schools, at

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