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06/22/2015

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.

Free, Personalized Practice for the Redesigned SAT® Now Available for All Students on KhanAcademy.org
05/28/2015
Official SAT® Practice for the redesigned SAT is now live on KhanAcademy.org, making free, world-class, personalized online practice available for all students. The interactive practice tools are designed to help level the playing field for students who are interested in taking the SAT and preparing for college-level courses.
Michael Hurwitz and Jonathan Smith, Research Scientists, the College Board
05/21/2015
There exists clear evidence that low-income students do not attend the same types of colleges that higher-income students attend, even when they have the same academic credentials. There are some perfectly good reasons that low-income students make those decisions (e.g., proximity to home, financial considerations), but these choices may come at a cost. Along with our coauthor Joshua Goodman at Harvard University, our new research investigates one such cost – whether starting at an academically less selective college reduces the chances of attaining a bachelor’s degree.
The College Wall at BASIS Tuscon North, where students post the logos of the colleges they will attend in the fall.
05/14/2015

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.

05/12/2015

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!”

Mary Beth Marks and Robert Hogeda Make their Mark on the Southwest Region
04/30/2015
Separately, Mary Beth Marks is the assistant vice president for enrollment management at Sul Ross State University, and Robert Hogeda Jr. is the educational manager for Higher Education in the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board. Together, they’re a dream team that is quietly shaping the future of the Southwestern Region. Intrigued? So were we. All Access chatted with Robert and Mary Beth to see what exactly makes their working relationship so special, and why it’s good for Sul Ross State, the College Board and, most important, students.
Why Not Us? Roadtrip Nation Documentary Premiers on PBS
04/30/2015

After a year of planning, strategizing, traveling, filming, and editing video footage, Roadtrip Nation’s Why Not Us?, a documentary film co-produced by Roadtrip Nation and College Board will premier on PBS. You can access a five-minute promotional trailer, download the companion discussion guide and view the full-length documentary at CBWhyNotUs.org.

Pledging #Collegiance on Decision Day
04/29/2015

Every year by May 1, thousands of high school seniors make a decision that will affect the rest of their lives: where they will go to college. “Decision Day” as it is often referred to, is an important day not only for the thousands of students deciding where to attend college, but also for our K-12 members who have supported these students on their way to college and our higher education members who get to welcome these students to their institutions.

04/29/2015

Tomeka Hart, a member of the inaugural cohort of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program, has been an active member of the education community in her hometown of Memphis for over eight years. From working with Teach for America as a vice president of African American community partnerships to serving as the commissioner of the Memphis City/Shelby County Schools Board of Education, Ms. Hart has been a strong advocate for expanding educational opportunities for all students.  

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.

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