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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislation aimed at promoting the spread
of tougher math and science courses in Kentucky has won Senate
The plan includes offering grants to entice more schools to
offer advanced placement courses in calculus, physics and
chemistry. The proposal would pay for high school students'
advanced placement tests, and qualified students would receive
financial rewards for doing well on the exams.
Another key component would provide cash bonuses to math and
Backers of the bill say it's a bold step to improve the state's
competitiveness in math and science.
House Speaker Jody Richards was noncommittal on the Senate plan.
He says offering bonuses only to some teachers could cause
The bills are Senate Bills 1 and 2.
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