Martinez: More New Mexico students taking Advanced Placement courses than ever

Gov. Susana Martinez. AP file photo

More New Mexico high school students than ever before were enrolled in Advanced Placement courses in 2015-16 and earned college credits by passing AP exams, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Thursday.

“Results like this show yet again that our students and teachers have limitless potential to succeed together,” the governor said during a news conference in Rio Rancho. “When challenged to meet high standards, they always rise to the occasion.”

Thursday’s announcement, a rare bright spot in the state’s public school system, came just a day after the release of a new Education Week report that said New Mexico continues to rank 49th among states for education measures and that schoolchildren here have the poorest chance of achieving success among students nationwide.

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