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Michigan receiving $497,000 for advance placement test fees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKZO) -- Michigan is receiving 497-thousand dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to help cover part of the fees for low-income students taking Advanced Placement tests.  Overall, the federal government is awarding nearly 29-milion dollars to 42 states.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan called participation in Advance Placement courses a "jump start" in college for students, challenging them to develop stronger study and critical-thinking skills.

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