South Carolina fails to land federal money for low-income students to take Advanced Placement tests
South Carolina failed to win a piece of more than $21.5 million in federal grant money, but it wasn’t because the state failed to apply for the money.
The state tried to get some of the funds that went to 43 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking Advanced Placement tests.
It asked for funds to pay for International Baccalaureate tests rather than AP exams because: it already provides schools money for AP tests; and federal grants can’t supplant state money. Both exams help students earn college credit for high school courses.
State education officials hadn’t received any information from the U.S. Department of Education on why its grant application wasn’t approved,
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