Cost of APs

A questionable track record
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The Advanced Placement curriculum is not what it used to be. The visionary program launched in the 1950s has seen a popularity increase of immense proportions, becoming a standard for the American high school—in 2013, a record 33.2% of students took an AP level course.
The original mission was simple: allow high-achieving students to earn college credits before enrollment. Nowadays, the goals have shifted, as it also aims to motivate and push lower-achieving students, ideally increasing graduation rates for a school while saving money and time for students. However, according to critics, the AP program …

The Race to Drumthwacket

As we approach New Jersey’s gubernatorial election and prepare to bid adieu to our current governor Chris Christie, one thing is certain: Governor Christie has ended any chance of having another Republican governor in Drumthwacket for at least the next four years. With an approval rating of 17 percent, Christie is the least popular governor in the U.S.
Currently, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno leads the polls for the Republican nomination; however, she is clearly tied to the current administration, which will undoubtedly hurt her in the general election. Closely behind her in the race for the GOP nomination is Princeton’s own …


PHS Profile: Alexis Custer

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Flash Features: April

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