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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.