All Access – News for Members
In 2014, the College Board launched a pilot of the new Professional Fellowship Program. The fellowship is designed to recognize, support, and reward rising leaders from African American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds who are working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities across the country. By highlighting and supporting these leaders, the College Board is seeking to reinforce its commitment to the essential work of propelling all students forward into opportunities and success.
One size does not fit all. That was the overarching message participants at the Higher Ed Colloquium received from the “Conversation with Presidents” that opened the first full day of events On January 10th in Delray Beach, FL.
College Board Announces Major Expansion in Access to Scholarships for the Millions of Students Who Take the PSAT/NMSQT®
Through new partnerships with fiv of the country’s leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students’ trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will use information from the PSAT/NMSQT® to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.
Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell Pens Editorial on Poverty-Busting Partnership with Duke
In an editorial in the Dallas Morning News, Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee discusses an exciting partnership between Paul Quinn, Duke University, and Abilene Christian University. The partnership, "Duke Immerse at Paul Quinn College" has the bold goal of helping "students from both schools sharpen their community-building tools as they work to secure a level social and economic playing field for all."
All Access caught up with Eric Johnson, who has attended the Higher Ed Colloquium for the past two years. He shared some insights and opinions about the sessions so far, and the issues he hopes will continue to garner attention from the higher ed community.
On January 7, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced that it will transition to using the SAT® as part of the Michigan Merit Examination. Since the announcement, state officials, education leaders, and news outlets have voiced support for the change that will allow Michigan students, parents, and educators to take advantage of the opportunities College Board redesigned assessments have to offer. The Detroit News has put out a great article about this shift.
Paul Luna, CEO of the Helios Foundation, welcomed participants to the 2015 College Board Higher Ed Colloquium in Delray Beach, Florida. The Colloquium is a gathering of professionals at all levels of higher education to discuss the topics and issues that matter most to them and their students.
The College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative (ADC) will host a free webinar to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by race-neutral strategies on Monday, Jan. 26, at noon-1 p.m. EST.
Register now for the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference, March 11-12 in New Orleans, LA.