Terry Grier, Superintendent of Houston Independent School District and College Board Trustee reflects on the challenges and successes of expanding college access and opportunies for students in his district. He discusses the district's new EMERGE program:
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Earlier this month, All Access traveled to Arizona where we had the chance to meet with students, faculty, and administrators from several schools in the BASIS.ed system. For two days, we were able to sit in classrooms, engage with students, and learn more about what makes BASIS students so unique.
Even though Garie Cleveland is in her sixties and just received her associate’s degree in criminal justice, she still longs to be a judge.
“I know that means I have to go to law school but I believe people should go after what they really want,” she says. “I want something out of life!”
On April 30, The College Board announced an incredibly exciting new partnership with We Day, an initiative of international charity Free The Children that educates, engages, and empowers youth to become agents of change. During a live event in Illinois with over 15,000 students from 601 Chicago area schools in attendance, both organizations committed to a collaboration that will create the AP with We365 Service Program.
During a ceremony held on Friday, May 1 at Antilles High School on Fort Buchanan in San Juan, P.R., the United States Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools’ (DDESS) New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District was named a College Board Advanced Placement® District of the Year.