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All Access – News for Members

The Redesigned SAT
09/30/2014

The 2014 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, released on Sept. 18, explores perspectives and opinions of campus admission and enrollment leaders on a range of issues. The results of the survey show that 91 percent of admission directors said that their institution favors the changes the College Board is making to the SAT®. A similar majority, 92 percent, said that their institution favors the College Board’s decision to revise the essay portion of the SAT.

Terry Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District
09/29/2014

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
09/26/2014

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.

Access & Diversity Collaborative
09/19/2014
The College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative has partnered with the American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy on a new survey study to examine how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions have changed contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities.
College Board Institute on Financial Aid
09/19/2014
Financial Aid professionals are invite to register now for the Institute on Financial Aid Conference, being held October 6-10 in Norwood, Ma.
deliveringopportunity.org
09/15/2014
The University of California announced last week in a newsletter to high school counselors that they will continue to require the SAT essay for admission, in addition to posting an informational article about the redesigned SAT.
Greg Walker, Vice President of the College Board's Midwestern Regional Office
09/11/2014
Greg Walker, Vice President of the College Board's Midwestern Regional Office tells All Access why he's motivated to dive into a new school year, and highlights counselor workshops, professional development, and Access to Opportunity as core elements of the region's work this year.
AdvanceKentucky
09/11/2014
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.
deliveringopportunity.org
09/10/2014
In addition to posting an informational article about the redesigned SAT, the University of California announced this week in a newsletter to high school counselors that they will continue to require the SAT Essay for admission.
Sample College Application Fee Waiver Form
09/03/2014
As part of its effort to propel low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students into the educational opportunities they have earned, the College Board is introducing major changes to the College Application Fee-Waiver Program.