Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $435,616 grant to the Nevada Department of Education from the United States Department of Education. This grant will expand access to Advanced Placement classes and tests for low and middle income students across Nevada.
“I am so pleased that the United States Department of Education is providing Nevada with the necessary funds to make sure no student of the Silver State is unable to take any classes or tests based on their economic status,” said Reid. “Advanced Placement courses are important in helping to prepare our kids for success later in life. The cost of the tests at the end of the year should not be a deterrent for any student wishing to further their education. With this funding, schools across Nevada will be able to ensure that students ready to take the on the challenge of college level courses will have the opportunity and will reap the awards of achieving college credits in high school.”
According to the United States Department of Education, these grants for the Advanced Placement Test Fee Program will cover some, if not all of the costs of testing associated with Advanced Placement courses offered in high school. These courses include Advanced Placement courses and International Baccalaureate courses. Since the recession began, Senator Reid has helped secure hundreds of millions in federal funding for Nevada’s schools to help prevent teacher layoffs, reduced services, and increased class sizes that would have resulted from state cuts to education. In conjunction with Senator Reid’s efforts to bring much-needed resources to Nevada, grants such as this one are crucial to ensuring no student is impacted from budget cuts or economic hardship.