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Afternoon Announcements: New Mexico to Receive $1M to Bolster AP Program

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May 30, 2013 08:14 pm


Coursera, a provider of massive online open courses (MOOCs), announced earlier this week that they will expand their services to introductory level classes. Up until now, MOOCs have primarily been offered at the university level only for specialized, or advanced, classes. Reuters

This blogger argues that student loan debt isn’t only destroying the borrowers plagued by it, but it’s ruining the economy as well. Borrowers with significant debt delay big ticket purchases like houses and vehicles, and the economy suffers because of it. US News & Money

New Mexico will receive $1 million from the College Board, a non-profit that administers the Advanced Placement program. The state will use the funds to expand its AP program. ABQ Journal

A new report, The Condition of Education 2013, reveals that poverty in schools is becoming more concentrated. The report cites US Department of Education data from 2011; in that year one out of five public schools was classified as a “high-poverty” school. Education by the Numbers


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