Posted at: 02/22/2013 3:58 PM
By: KOB.com staff
The governor wants more New Mexico students to take Advanced Placement courses.
A new study shows very few students took an AP exam last year. In some school districts, less than 1 percent took an exam.
The governor says her New Mexico Graduates Now program will help to expand access to AP courses to thousands of students.
She’s proposing $2.5 million to train more teachers to teach AP classes.
High school students who pass AP exams earn college credit for the corresponding college course - saving students time and money.