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Posted: August 3rd, 2011
Teaching experience, AP courses vary among Erie schools

In a story in today’s paper, we examine the teaching experience and number of Advanced Placement courses offered at Erie School District schools.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are run by the College Board, vary greatly among high schools within the district. An average of seven AP courses were offered per school in 2009-2010, slightly less than the state average of 10, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

This number can be misleading, though, because the majority of AP classes were offered at one school: Northwest Pa. Collegiate Academy. The school offered 23 AP courses.

East High School, Strong Vincent High School and Central Career and Technical School offered a combined five courses, according to the data.

“Inexperienced” teachers are those in their first or second year of teaching.

The chart below shows the percentage of inexperienced teachers for each school in the district. Hover over a school for additional figures.

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