One of my favorite examples of how private-sector involvement can improve public education is the AdvanceKentucky program to improve participation and course quality in Kentucky’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Kentucky’s AP participation is up again this year with more students earning scores that can lead to college credit for their courses. And AdvanceKentucky gets a lot of the credit, as Interim Commissioner of Education Kevin Brown candidly admits:
“A lot of Kentucky’s success in Advanced Placement can be attributed to the AdvanceKentucky initiative. The state has made an investment in AdvanceKentucky and it is paying off based on the number of students who are not only taking higher level coursework, but also are succeeding on AP exams.”
To take a look at the 2015 AP story for Kentucky, click the “Read more” link.