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The Council of Great City Schools presented Terry Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District and College Board Trustee with the 2014 Green-Garner Award, the nation's highest urban education honor recognizing outstanding contributions in urban education and named in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner. Learn more here.
For the first time since its inception in 2002, two districts were selected to win the Broad Prize for Urban Education: Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA) and Orange County Public Schools (FL). The $1 million prize is awarded each year to districts that make the greatest strides in improving academic achievement and closing the achievement gap for minority and low-income students.
AdvanceKentucky, a statewide math-science initiative dedicated to helping Kentucky’s students reach new heights in rigorous academic achievement, has had a significant statewide impact on AP participation and success rates. Joanne Lang, AdvanceKentucky's Executive Director, talks about how shifting enrollment strategies, enhancing teachers' content knowledge, and setting quantifiable goals for growth are just a few of the strategies that can have an impact at a school, district, and even state level to raise participation rates in AP, particularly among underrepresented minority students.
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.