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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.

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.

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