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Lorraine Hastings, VP for Membership Mobilization, The College Board
07/21/2015

If you know a teen who will be a high school junior or senior this fall, you know a teen who should be thinking about the college application process this summer. As former head counselor in Georgia’s DeKalb County Schools, I saw 95 percent of my advisees go to college, so I know the difference early college planning can make. It allows students to break the application process into manageable chunks and eliminates the pressure of having to do everything all at once.

Mapping the Digital Divide: Internet access across America displayed on the ConnectHome page at whitehouse.gov
Jose Rios, Director of Multicultural Communications, The College Board
07/17/2015
On July 15 President Obama, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the launch of ConnectHome, a national collaborative effort that will bring access to broadband internet, technical assistance, and digital literacy training to students living in public and assisted housing across America.
An Inside Look at the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Standard Setting
Nathan Boltseridge, Senior Director, AP Higher Ed Outreach
07/14/2015
The redesigned exams for AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 (the algebra-based Physics exams) were administered for the first time in 2015, and this was also the year that the College Board convened Standard Setting panels for these two exams. Read on to learn more about what goes into the standard setting process.
Get to know the new SAT
Jim Montoya, Vice President for Higher Education and International at the College Board
07/08/2015
Jim Montoya, Vice President for Higher Education and International penned an article for Forbes.com about the new SAT and what students can expect leading up to the first administration of the new PSAT/NMSQT in October 2015, and the first administration of the new SAT in March 2016.
 'All In' Campaign Aims To Get More Latino Students In AP Classes
College Board Communications
07/08/2015

NBCnews.com features the All In Campaign in an article about the value of using AP potential to expand access to AP for African American, Latino, and Native American students.

Read the full article here.

Access & Diversity Collaborative
Brad Quin, Executive Director of Higher Education Advocacy & Special Initiatives at the College Board
07/02/2015
The U.S. Supreme Court Grants Abigail Fisher's Second Request for Certiorari. This means that the Court will hear a new round of arguments next term in the case. (Justice Kagan is still recused from the case, given her involvement in earlier rounds of litigation as Solicitor General, meaning that only eight Justices will hear it.) The Access & Diversity Collaborative will closely monitor the case and continue to provide important updates in the coming weeks.
Q&A on June SAT Printing Error with Jack Buckley, Senior Vice President for Research
College Board Communications
06/24/2015
In this interview with Jack Buckley, College Board's senior vice president for research, All Access delves deeper into the research that informed the decision to not score sections of the SAT administered in the U.S. on June 6 affected by a printing error, and explores the “how and why” behind our ability to provide reliable scores for students.
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Michael Preston, Associate Director of Communications
06/22/2015

At a June 22 event with the College Board, Jalen Rose, Founder and Chair of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JLRA), announced a major new initiative for Detroit students. Starting in 2017, the public charter school in Northwest Detroit will require that every student take a least one AP course as a requirement for graduation.

Michael Preston, Associate Director of Communications
06/15/2015

As part of the inaugural Atlantic Education Summit on June 15 in Washington DC, high school student Nicolas Yan was announced as the winner of The Atlantic and College Board Writing Prize Contest. He was recognized for his reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic speech in an essay entitled, “The King’s Speech: Martin and His Dream.” 

Coming Soon: Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education by Jon McGee
Abby Hexter, Associate Director of Member and Community Communications, The College Board
06/12/2015
A new book by Jon McGee, Vice President for Planning and Public Affairs at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University and co-chair of the College Board's CSS National Council will explore the precipice at which higher education finds itself in a time of significant economic and cultural change.

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