Program will pay city, BK kids for passing AP tests

BROOKLYN - A new program will offer an extra incentive to students in Brooklyn and the rest of the city that excel on Advanced Placement tests.Low-income and minority students at 31 schools across the city will be eligible under the Pay For Performance program. The program was launched Monday by the Council of Urban Professionals and the Pershing Square Foundation. Anyone who scores a 5 on an AP test, the top grade, would be eligible for $1,000. A 4 on an AP test would be worth $750 and a 3 would make a student eligible for $500. Backers of the program say the goal is to get minority students in low-income neighborhoods ready for college.List of Brooklyn schools taking part:Benjamin Banneker Academy Canarsie High School Clara Barton High School High School for Enterprise, Business and TechnologyHigh School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology

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