All Access – News for Members
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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.
Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization based in Southern California, and the College Board recently collaborated to offer four first-generation college students the chance to travel around the country in an RV and interview successful professionals who were also the first in their families to graduate from college. The trip, which ends this week, is being filmed for a one-hour documentary that will air on PBS in spring 2015.
On July 15, 2014, the Fifth Circuit issued its opinion in the Fisher litigation, on remand from the Supreme Court. The three-judge panel (in a 2-1 decision) upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admission policy. The College Board's Access & Diversity Collaborative shares its case analysis on the decision with All Access.
College Board researchers Michael Hurwitz and Jessica Howell examined the causal impact of an additional high school counselor on students' four-year college enrollment rates. Using high school counselor staff counts and four-year college-going rates collected through the Schools and Staffing Survey, they discovered that an additional high school counselor is predicted to increase enrollment in four-year colleges by 10 percent. The researchers discuss their findings with the Policy Analysis for California Education's Conditions of Education blog.