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College Board Forum 2014, Oct. 27-29, Las Vegas, NV

The College Board Forum is the preeminent annual gathering of K–12 and higher education professionals from all areas of expertise.

The Forum offers a wealth of sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues that focus on finding solutions to today’s most pressing education issues.

Amy Wilkins, Senior Fellow for Social Justice
Amy Wilkins wrote a blog post for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about the College Board's All In campaign, and the importance of getting qualified African American, Latino, and Native American students into AP courses. While progress has been made over the last ten years, "our satisfaction with what we have accomplished must be tempered by our obligation to do more," Amy says. The entire piece is re-posted here in All Access.
President Obama Speaks at the My Brother's Keeper Initiative Event.
During a recent event at the Walker-Jones Education Campus in Washington DC, President Barack Obama announced an additional $100 million in funding from public and private organizations for My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative dedicated to ensuring that boys and young men of color have the tools and support they need to reach their full potential.
Members of Oodles of Utils at the 2014 AP® Annual Conference
As part of the AP Global Challenge, a team of six AP students from Boca Raton, Fla., decided to test the notion that when provided with knowledge about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the products they purchase, consumers would change the way they buy. The team’s goal was to create a convenient way to provide information about consumer products based on the factors consumers care about the most. Their solution won them each $5,000 scholarships.
David Coleman and Stefanie Sanford at Next New World Conference

David Coleman, President of the College Board and Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy both joined other national thought leaders at the Thomas Friedman Next New World Conference on June 12, 2014.

William E. Harner, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Quakertown Community School District
Quakertown Community School District Superintendent William Harner chats with All Access at the 2014 AP® Annual Conference about what information he will take back to his district, and what he's learning from his colleagues across the country to improve student outcomes in his district.
John Quiñones talks to AP teachers at 2014 AP Annual Conference
John Quiñones, host of ABC’s What Would You Do?, closed out the 2014 AP Annual Conference by sharing his experiences as the first in his family to go to college. Quiñones, who grew up in San Antonio, told the audience that he dreamed of going to college, but his teachers and counselors steered him away from more challenging classes. It wasn’t until his 10th-grade teacher told him that she liked his writing that he began to think more seriously about opportunities like AP.
Audience members ask questions during AP Annual Convention Town Hall with David Coleman
College Board President David Coleman took questions from a town hall audience at the 2014 AP Annual Conference and spoke frankly about the importance and future of AP. The audience asked about the development of the College Board’s grade 6–12 work, the expansion of programs like SpringBoard® and AP Capstone™, changes to AP credit policies, the integration of mathematics into the new AP Biology curriculum, and the perpetuation of unproductive anxiety tied to the college admission process.
Pre AP® Social Studies and AP European History Teacher Cecilia Burtnett
We spoke with Pre AP® Social Studies and AP European History Teacher Cecilia Burtnett on the second day of the AP Annual Conference, and discussed what she's learned about AP Capstone™, what she wants to tell her administrators about what she's gotten out of APAC, and what she'll bring back to her school in Noblesville, IN.
AP®  World History Teacher Cherie Pinchem
College Board: All Access chatted with AP® World History Teacher Cherie Pinchem about what she's getting out of this year's AP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.