Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

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7035-0035 - Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs

Account Description FY 2016
FY 2017
House 2
7035-0035 Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs
For implementation of a competitive grant program to increase participation and performance in Advanced Placement courses and pre-Advanced Placement courses, particularly among underserved populations, to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, computer science, and mathematics; provided, that these funds may support all of the following program elements, without exception, for each school: open access to courses, identifying underserved students and increasing their rates of participation in Advanced Placement courses, equipment and supplies for new and expanded Advanced Placement courses, support for the costs of Advanced Placement exams and support for student study sessions; provided further, that these funds support teacher professional development, including a College Board-endorsed Advanced Placement and pre-Advanced Placement summer institute for teachers; provided further, that such program or programs shall provide matching funding of not less than one-third of the program grant award in private funding for direct support of teachers and other uses; provided further, that the programs be chosen through a competitive process and the funds disbursed by the beginning of each school year to cover costs expended between August 1 and July 31; and provided further, that the department shall deliver to the legislature an independent evaluation of these programs and their impact on closing achievement gaps and preparing students for college and career success in STEM fields
3,228,044 3,200,000


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