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College Board launched a pilot of the new Professional Fellowship Program
01/30/2015
In 2014, the College Board launched a pilot of the new Professional Fellowship Program. The fellowship is designed to recognize, support, and reward rising leaders from African American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds who are working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities across the country. By highlighting and supporting these leaders, the College Board is seeking to reinforce its commitment to the essential work of propelling all students forward into opportunities and success.
College and University Presidents Discuss Higher Ed’s Role in Serving the Public Good
01/29/2015
One size does not fit all. That was the overarching message participants at the Higher Ed Colloquium received from the “Conversation with Presidents” that opened the first full day of events On January 10th in Delray Beach, FL.
Michael J. Sorrell, Esq. President Paul Quinn College
01/22/2015
In an editorial in the Dallas Morning News, Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee discusses an exciting partnership between Paul Quinn, Duke University, and Abilene Christian University. The partnership, "Duke Immerse at Paul Quinn College" has the bold goal of helping "students from both schools sharpen their community-building tools as they work to secure a level social and economic playing field for all."
Greg Walker, Vice President of the College Board's Midwestern Office
01/12/2015

On January 7, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced that it will transition to using the SAT® as part of the Michigan Merit Examination. Since the announcement, state officials, education leaders, and news outlets have voiced support for the change that will allow Michigan students, parents, and educators to take advantage of the opportunities College Board redesigned assessments have to offer. The Detroit News has put out a great article about this shift.

HBCU COnference
01/06/2015
Register now for the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference, March 11-12 in New Orleans, LA.
A Dream Deferred
01/06/2015
Join us at the 11th annual A Dream Deferred conference, March 10-11 in New Orleans, LA to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for African American students.
Preparate
01/06/2015
Join us at the ninth annual Prepárate™ conference, March 9-10, 2015 in New Orleans, LA to discuss strategies to increase the preparation, access, and college completion of Latino students, the fastest-growing student population in our public schools.
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8 key changes to the SAT
01/05/2015
Donald Kamentz, Director of College Initiatives at YES Prep Public Schools, was recently named Chair of the College Board's SAT Committee. This group of K12 and higher education educators meets regularly with College Board staff to discuss topics related to the SAT. This year with the implementation of the College Board's assessment redesign, the SAT Committee will be particularly busy. All Access caught up with Donald to discuss his term as chair, and what to expect from the Committee over the next two years.
More than 60 representatives from college access organizations gathered Dec. 10 at the College Board’s New York Office to participate in the first-ever SAT® Transparency Summit
12/22/2014

More than 60 representatives from college access organizations gathered Dec. 10 at the College Board’s New York Office to participate in the first-ever SAT® Transparency Summit. The purpose of this daylong event was to share information about the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT and begin discussions about how college access organizations can best use Khan Academy’s tools and resources.

Computer Science Education Week
12/15/2014

The College Board's new AP Computer Science Principles Course played a prominent role in the kick-off event for Computer Science Education Week, an initiative hosted by the National Science Foundation and the White House that took place December 8-14, 2014.

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