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All Access – News for Members

07/21/2015

If you know a teen who will be a high school junior or senior this fall, you know a teen who should be thinking about the college application process this summer. As former head counselor in Georgia’s DeKalb County Schools, I saw 95 percent of my advisees go to college, so I know the difference early college planning can make. It allows students to break the application process into manageable chunks and eliminates the pressure of having to do everything all at once.

Mapping the Digital Divide: Internet access across America displayed on the ConnectHome page at whitehouse.gov
07/17/2015

On July 15 President Obama, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the launch of ConnectHome, a national collaborative effort that will bring access to broadband internet, technical assistance, and digital literacy training to students living in public and assisted housing across America.

An Inside Look at the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Standard Setting
07/14/2015
The redesigned exams for AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 (the algebra-based Physics exams) were administered for the first time in 2015, and this was also the year that the College Board convened Standard Setting panels for these two exams. Read on to learn more about what goes into the standard setting process.
Get to know the new SAT
07/08/2015
Jim Montoya, Vice President for Higher Education and International penned an article for Forbes.com about the new SAT and what students can expect leading up to the first administration of the new PSAT/NMSQT in October 2015, and the first administration of the new SAT in March 2016.
 'All In' Campaign Aims To Get More Latino Students In AP Classes
07/08/2015

NBCnews.com features the All In Campaign in an article about the value of using AP potential to expand access to AP for African American, Latino, and Native American students.

Read the full article here.

Access & Diversity Collaborative
07/02/2015
The U.S. Supreme Court Grants Abigail Fisher's Second Request for Certiorari. This means that the Court will hear a new round of arguments next term in the case. (Justice Kagan is still recused from the case, given her involvement in earlier rounds of litigation as Solicitor General, meaning that only eight Justices will hear it.) The Access & Diversity Collaborative will closely monitor the case and continue to provide important updates in the coming weeks.