Nevada Schools AP Exam Participation Shows Improvement
The percentage of Nevada high school students taking advanced placement exams has improved over the last decade but still falls below the national average.
A report released Tuesday by the College Board shows 16.9 percent of Nevada's class of 2013 scored a three or higher on an AP exam during high school. A score of three, four or five is typically accepted by colleges for credit and placement.
While that's below the national average of 20.1 percent, it's a big improvement in Nevada since 2003, when only 10.3 percent of students taking the exam posted those results.
Here's the Full Report.
The Sacramento City Teachers Association called off a strike planned to start Wednesday after reaching an agreement with the Sacramento City Unified School District on a new contract.
Sacramento State is among three CSU campuses getting a combined total of more than $8 million in federal grants to enhance teacher diversity. The goal is to recruit teachers in Latino, African American and other minority communities.
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