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All Access – News for Members

UC partners with College Board on All In
The University of California will partner with the College Board this year to better prepare low-income and underrepresented California high school students for college success. These efforts include expanding the numbers of such students who take the PSAT/NMSQT, a standardized pre-college entrance exam.
College Board's All In Campaign
Join fellow College Board members for an interactive webinar about the College Board's All In Campaign. Register now for "Going All In: How to Enroll More Minority Students in AP Classes."
For the first time ever, the College Board has released combined results from three of its programs – PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The national and state-level results paint a more complete picture of student progress during high school, showing missed opportunities for just-graduated students and areas where action can be taken to improve student outcomes for those still in high school.
Terry Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District

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.

2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education

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.

Create your own #backtoschoolfavorite
Share what you're most excited about this back-to-school season with All Access and the College Board! Whether it's the fall foliage, or a new #2 pencil, we want to know what motivates you this time of year as students gear up for another year of learning.
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.