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Tomeka Hart, a member of the inaugural cohort of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program, has been an active member of the education community in her hometown of Memphis for over eight years. From working with Teach for America as a vice president of African American community partnerships to serving as the commissioner of the Memphis City/Shelby County Schools Board of Education, Ms. Hart has been a strong advocate for expanding educational opportunities for all students.  


On a daily basis, Paul Perry is reminded that his life could have turned out very differently.

“Before I was born, my mom was addicted to drugs and ended up in prison, so she was actually pregnant with me while she was in prison,” he said. “Lucky for me she got out and I was born healthy, but that sort of double consciousness — that sense of what my life could have been — stays with me every single morning I put my feet on the side of the bed.”

Member Voices: Trustee Pamela Agoyo Helps Students Step Confidently Into the Future with New Op-Ed

Pamela Agoyo, Director and Special Assistant on Indian Affairs for President at the University of New Mexico and College Board Trustee penned a letter for the Navajo Times titled "Help students step confidently into the future." She recognizes the progress that has been made in advancing opportunities for American Indian students, but reiterates that there is still a long way to go. Read the full letter.


Savanna Flakes is one of the 21 inaugural members of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program. A National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher and inclusion specialist in the Alexandria City (Va.) Public Schools, she received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in teaching from American University.


On Tuesday, March 9, students and teachers from across New York state met with legislators in the state capitol of Albany to highlight the college, career, and financial benefits of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). They discussed with the legislators how taking challenging course work in high school is a vital component in helping students transition to college and beyond, and how the AP Program provides New York students with opportunities to deeply explore their interests while building the skills they need for the future.

Moderator DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, University of Missouri, talks with New York City high school students Devante Williamson, Lionel Kiki, Natural Baptiste, Cornelius Ray, and Wilson Torres, and University of Notre Dame freshman Travis Gayle
Six Urban Ambassadors traveled from New York to New Orleans for an interactive town-hall session at the College Board’s A Dream Deferred conference. All Access caught up with New York City high school students Devante Williamson, Lionel Kiki, Natural Baptiste, Cornelius Ray, and Wilson Torres, and University of Notre Dame freshman Travis Gayle, after the session to get their reactions, and what they hope the audience took away from the conversation.
First Gen Documentary Screened to Over 900 Students in New Orleans

“Why Not Us?”, a documentary produced by Roadtrip Nation in partnership with the College Board that chronicles the lives of four first-generation college students, was screened this past Monday to a special audience of over 900 students at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans.

La internacionalización y las tendencias de la educación  superior en américa latina
El Dr. Marmolejo, natural de México y actual coordinador de Educación Superior del Banco Mundial, se sentó con All Access para platicar un poco sobre el presente y el futuro de la educación superior a nivel global.
From Hip Hop to Environmental Sustainability, Students Master Skills for School and Life with AP Capstone
Two students share their thoughts on the benefits of AP Capstone – two new courses created by the Advanced Placement Program. Srimayi Tenali, a junior at West Shore Junior/Senior High School in Melbourne, Florida explains how AP Capstone allows students to choose their own topics of research and how the course taught her to write papers that are concise and effective.
Thomas Edison State College’s Open Course Option Opens Doors for Adult Learners
For decades, Thomas Edison State College has been granting credit to students for learning that they have acquired through workplace training, professional certifications, and military service. Stephen Phillips and Marc Singer from Thomas Edison State College provide an overview of the institution's Open Course Option.