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Groups Pledge Millions to Expand AP, IB Access
Education, nonprofit, and business leaders are giving $100 million to identify and enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes over the next three years.
The project is led by Equal Opportunity Schools, a Seattle-based nonprofit. Other donors and participants include the College Board, the International Baccalaureate organization, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. (The foundation helps support Education Week's coverage of high-achieving low-income students.)
Students will be identified using "deep data," student grades, and surveys, in addition to test scores.
Vol. 34, Issue 29, Page 4Published in Print: May 6, 2015, as Groups Pledge Millions to Expand AP, IB Access