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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
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
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
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
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.

Q&A on June SAT Printing Error with Jack Buckley, Senior Vice President for Research
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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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.

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.” 

WATCH: Evanston Township High School Featured on PBS NewsHour for Closing Achievement Gap with AP
06/09/2015

PBS Reporter Brandis Friedman interviews Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and Dale Leibforth, head of A.P. recruitment at Evanston Township High School outside Chicago about increasing diversity in AP classes, and increasing the overall number of students taking advantage of the school's AP offerings. Through one-on-one outreach and support programs like Team ASAP, not only are more students taking AP tests, but the number of students scoring a three or higher, a score that can lead to college credit, is up too.

06/09/2015

The College Board and ETS have determined that sections of the June 6 administration of the SAT affected by a printing error will not be scored and we will still be able to provide reliable scores for all students who took the SAT on June 6. The student test books said the section was 25 minutes, while the manual and script contained the correct time limit of 20 minutes. Learn more here.

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