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04/22/2015

Growing up in the West Indies, Jermaine Wright was unaware of the ways race can hamper social mobility.

“In Jamaica, race as a social construct had no bearing as we were all Jamaicans,” Wright explained. “Class, on the other hand, determined how one would be treated and the opportunities you were afforded. In the Jamaican system of inequality, an increase in income signaled a change in status.” But once his family moved to the United States, Wright began to understand just how significant an impediment race can be to improving one’s life.

03/17/2015

On Tuesday, March 9, students and teachers from across New York state met with legislators in the state capitol of Albany to highlight the college, career, and financial benefits of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). They discussed with the legislators how taking challenging course work in high school is a vital component in helping students transition to college and beyond, and how the AP Program provides New York students with opportunities to deeply explore their interests while building the skills they need for the future.

First Gen Documentary Screened to Over 900 Students in New Orleans
03/11/2015

“Why Not Us?”, a documentary produced by Roadtrip Nation in partnership with the College Board that chronicles the lives of four first-generation college students, was screened this past Monday to a special audience of over 900 students at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans.

From Hip Hop to Environmental Sustainability, Students Master Skills for School and Life with AP Capstone
02/25/2015
Two students share their thoughts on the benefits of AP Capstone – two new courses created by the Advanced Placement Program. Srimayi Tenali, a junior at West Shore Junior/Senior High School in Melbourne, Florida explains how AP Capstone allows students to choose their own topics of research and how the course taught her to write papers that are concise and effective.
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Thomas Edison State College’s Open Course Option Opens Doors for Adult Learners
02/24/2015
For decades, Thomas Edison State College has been granting credit to students for learning that they have acquired through workplace training, professional certifications, and military service. Stephen Phillips and Marc Singer from Thomas Edison State College provide an overview of the institution's Open Course Option.
Listen Now! Access to Opportunity and the African American Community
02/24/2015

On Tuesday, February 17, the College Board hosted a webinar with Steve Colon, Vice President of Access to Opportunity, and Wendell Hall, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, focused on the work of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity Initiative, and how it can better serve the unique needs of the African American community.

You can listen to a recording of the webinar here.

College Board's Educational Opportunity Center Serves Adult Learners in D.C.
02/10/2015

There is a common thread running through all of the work that the College Board does: delivering opportunity to students. New developments such as the expanded scholarship opportunities through the PSAT/NMSQT®, the College Readiness and Success System and the Assessment Redesign, and our Access to OpportunityTM initiatives provide the foundation for this work.

02/04/2015
College Board de Puerto Rico y América Latina se complace en anunciar los dos oradores principales para su Conferencia a celebrarse el 5 y el 6 de marzo en Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Este año contaremos con dos figuras prominentes de la comunidad educativa internacional, el Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, Especialista Principal en Educación Superior del Banco Mundial y la Dra. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, catedrática de Rutgers University y especialista en política pública y áreas de desarrollo de la comunidad
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.
Eric Johnson, Assistant Director for Communications in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
01/12/2015
All Access caught up with Eric Johnson, who has attended the Higher Ed Colloquium for the past two years. He shared some insights and opinions about the sessions so far, and the issues he hopes will continue to garner attention from the higher ed community.

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