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Youth Advisory Council Member Gets Accepted to 28 Colleges, Receives $300,000 in Scholarship Offers

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.

Kentucky’s Second Annual AP Day at the Capitol

On February 21, more than 50 Kentucky teachers, students, and campus leaders came to the Capitol building for 14 legislative meetings, advocating for AP Exam funding.

College Board’s ACES System Gets a Makeover

This month, the College Board launched its revamped Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) online platform. The new system helps institutions go one step further to gather that necessary evidence and use it to make more informed decisions using scores from College Board assessments to promote positive student and institutional outcomes. 

Keith Hebert, the Student Services Team Lead at CICS Northtown Academy in Chicago, IL

This week, All Access caught up with Keith Hebert, the Student Services Team Lead at CICS Northtown Academy in Chicago, IL about his approach for making sure a college education is in reach for all his students.

7 Things to Know about the AP Program Results: Class of 2017

The AP Program Results: Class of 2017 report highlights AP participation and performance among  public high school students who graduated in 2017, lists states based on their participation and success on AP exams, and examines how AP Computer Science Principles is engaging more students, including those traditionally underrepresented, in computer science.


The College Board is committed to the idea that students can improve through practice. Over the course of this year, we'll be talking to student-athletes about the parallels between what they need to do to achieve success in both the classroom and on the field of play. In this first chapter of an occasional diary - Learning through Practice - the College Board talked to O'Koye Parker, a senior and college-recruited basketball player at Caravel Academy in Bear, Delaware, about how he's approaching his senior year and the importance of practice to his life.

Southwestern Regional Forum 2018: Historical Context and Conversations We Need to Have

Clint Smith, a writer, teacher, poet, and doctoral candidate in education at Harvard University, brought energy, lyricism, and empathy to a weighty topic facing many educators today: understanding the historical and societal challenges facing underrepresented students and helping them find ways make their voices part of our national conversation.

Southern Regional Forum 2018: Comparing Apples to Kumquats: Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters

For students who need financial assistance, receiving a financial aid award notification is a pivotal moment on the pathway to college. A clear understanding of the financial aid notification can mean the difference between making the decision to accept an offer of admission or to decline it. Financial aid practitioners discuss best practices during the College Board's Southern Regional Forum. 

An Anne Word Cloud courtesy of Gail Holt

While Colloquium attendees had a lot of thoughts about the powerful conversations that took place this year, they had a bit more to say about the woman who might be called “the heart and soul of Colloquium”, Anne Sturtevant. 

College Board Celebrates Recent Innovations in Civic Education

Stefanie Sanford highlights efforts by iCivics and the College Board to "turn the tide on civic education"—and why it's essential to the health of our nation.