On May 23, the College Board formally launched the India Global Higher Education Alliance in India at the inaugural Symposium in New Delhi. This event brought together founding Alliance member universities from India, founding affiliate member universities from around the world, and secondary schools in India to have important discussions about how to ensure access, inclusion and excellence in the transition to higher education in India.
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This year’s commencement ceremony at William Rainey Harper College, a community college in Palatine, Illinois, was a special one for the graduates. First, this year’s commencement marked 50 years of Harper College and the closing of a yearlong anniversary celebration.
Thanks to a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), an additional 44 high schools in 11 states are receiving an unprecedented level of support from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the College Board to increase student success in Advanced Placement (AP).
Last fall, eleven school districts across the country partnered with the College Board to run the Official SAT Practice Student Ambassadors Pilot Program. Throughout the year, over 100students engaged with their classmates and communities to spread the word about Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.
Ad Astra, a course scheduling an enrollment management organization hosted a free webinar last week talking about the value of the standardized tests in predicting student retention, grade inflation, and discrepant achievement. Panelists included Measuring Success co-editor Lynn Letukas and Edgar Sanchez, a co-author of a chapter in the book.
The College Board Fellowship Program application is now live! The program identifies, recognizes, and rewards rising leaders who are especially effective in closing the achievement and attainment gaps that separate African American, Latino, Asian Pacific and Native American students from their white peers. Members are invited to check out the application and share the information with potential candidates.
"Education is the great equalizer. It has the potential to open doors to limitless opportunities, while eliminating barriers that could derail dreams; and college in particular provides students with the tools necessary to embark on a successful career."
The College Board is honoring the hard work of the class of 2018 with this year's #Collegiance campaign.
JaKevis Brown, a high school senior at Hardee High School in Wauchula, Florida, and member of the College Board’s Youth Advisory Council, received 28 college acceptance letters and $300,000 in scholarship offers to attend college. This fall he'll attend Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.