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Wash. Holds Fundraiser to Pay AP Exam Fees

By Catherine Gewertz — February 28, 2017 1 min read
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Washington state is holding a massive fundraiser to defray the cost of Advanced Placement exam fees for low-income students.

The state’s lieutenant governor, Cyrus Habib, has teamed up with state schools chief Chris Reykdal and a local college-access nonprofit to launch an emergency $800,000 fundraising drive to make AP and International Baccalaureate exam fees affordable for low-income students this spring.

When the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed in December 2015, it eliminated a longtime federal subsidy that defrays the cost of AP tests for low-income students. They still get waivers from the College Board, and in some cases, from their own states.

A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2017 edition of Education Week as Wash. Holds Fundraiser to Pay AP Exam Fees

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