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Boise schools foundation raising money to pay low-income students test fees

Boise Public Schools Education Foundation is trying to raise $15,000 by March 31 to help low-income students take advanced placement exams this spring.

Here is more information posted Monday to the Foundation’s Facebook page:

“We have an urgent need. Due to federal and state cuts, AP (advanced placement) exam funds for free and reduced students have been eliminated. Hundreds of students in the Boise School District will be unable to take the exam this spring without your help. We are trying to raise $15,000 by March 31st to cover the costs of the exams for our most needy students.

“AP classes are college level courses taken in high school and the AP exam allows students to earn college credit for the class. Many students are able to cut a semester or even a year off college by taking advantage of AP, saving thousands in tuition alone. $89 is all it takes to fund one exam and help these kids on their path to success.”

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