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A Hearty Celebration for AP’s 60th
Liam Julian, Director, AP Instruction Communications
Trevor Packer, an AEI researcher, the cofounders of SmartHistory, and three students shared their AP stories at this year's APAC plenary.
Improvements, from A to P
Liam Julian, Director, AP Instruction Communications
At this year's AP Annual Conference, Trevor Packer gave attendees an overview of upcoming AP developments and led a robust conversation about potential changes further down the road.
Reflecting on the Stories behind Financial Aid
Abby Hexter, Director, Communications
I did not expect to walk away from the recent NASFAA national conference feeling…emotional. I reflect on my first time attending NASFAA and the stories that drive the work financial aid administrators do every day.
For the Love of Art: 2016 Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Awards
Maria Eugenia Alcón-Heraux, Director, Communications, and Melissa Heinz, Associate Director, SpringBoard
Among the winners of this year’s 2016 College Board Awards for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, there are stories about creating friendships between different generations, finding forgiveness in painful periods in history, and ensuring access to the arts for all who desire it.
Illinois to Provide SAT to All 11th-Graders Beginning Spring 2017
College Board Communications
Yesterday, July 11, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced that it will provide the SAT at no cost to all public high school juniors during the 2016-17 school year. The SAT will replace the Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment as the high school accountability exam in Illinois.
Jose Rios, Director, Multicultural Communications

For over 40 years, the College Board’s Summer Institute for International Counselors has provided an interactive training experience for counselors at international secondary schools. This year introduced a new partnership with New York University that facilitated summer institute events at NYU’s global campuses this spring in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and finally at the end of June in New York City.

Lessons from the ACCUPLACER & CLEP Conference Lessons from the ACCUPLACER & CLEP Conference
Abby Hexter, Director, Communications
One of my goals for attending the recent ACCUPLACER & CLEP National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, was to get an answer to this question: what’s a typical day in the life of an ACCUPLACER user? Find out what I learned!
Brad Quin, Executive Director, Higher Education Advocacy
Join the Access & Diversity Collaborative for a webinar: Unpacking Fisher II and its Possible Implications for Institutions, scheduled for July 14, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
The AP Annual Conference is Almost Here!
The College Board
Don’t forget to register for this year’s AP Annual Conference — on July 13–17 in Anaheim, CA — to share best practices with fellow educators, learn about the latest methods for enhancing AP courses, and hear from exceptional speakers, such as James McBride and Dr. Talithia Williams.
Newark Public Schools Partners with the College Board to Expand Student Access to SAT® Testing and AP® Course Work
College Board Communications
Newark students will have access to additional college readiness assessments and increased opportunities to participate in college-level work in high school.