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05/14/2015
On May 13, the College Board announced a long-term partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that will increase access to and expand college and career readiness opportunities, including in critical STEM fields, for students across the United States. The organizations are bringing together the successes of the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and PLTW’s applied learning programs — both of which are shown to improve student outcomes and help ensure successful transitions to college and career.
05/12/2015

Even though Garie Cleveland is in her sixties and just received her associate’s degree in criminal justice, she still longs to be a judge.

“I know that means I have to go to law school but I believe people should go after what they really want,” she says. “I want something out of life!”

05/11/2015

On April 30, The College Board  announced an incredibly exciting new partnership with We Day, an initiative of international charity Free The Children that educates, engages, and empowers youth to become agents of change. During a live event in Illinois with over 15,000 students from 601 Chicago area schools in attendance, both organizations committed to a collaboration that will create the AP with We365 Service Program.

A Tale of Two Students: Bobby Mo and Owen Moore
05/11/2015
Will Owen take advantage of the resources on campus to ensure his loans are manageable after college? Or, will he risk his academic scholarships to go swimming with a duck? Find out in this post!
05/07/2015

During a ceremony held on Friday, May 1 at Antilles High School on Fort Buchanan in San Juan, P.R., the United States Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools’ (DDESS) New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District was named a College Board Advanced Placement® District of the Year.

Mary Beth Marks and Robert Hogeda Make their Mark on the Southwest Region
04/30/2015
Separately, Mary Beth Marks is the assistant vice president for enrollment management at Sul Ross State University, and Robert Hogeda Jr. is the educational manager for Higher Education in the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board. Together, they’re a dream team that is quietly shaping the future of the Southwestern Region. Intrigued? So were we. All Access chatted with Robert and Mary Beth to see what exactly makes their working relationship so special, and why it’s good for Sul Ross State, the College Board and, most important, students.
Why Not Us? Roadtrip Nation Documentary Premiers on PBS
04/30/2015
After a year of planning, strategizing, traveling, filming, and editing video footage, Roadtrip Nation’s Why Not Us?, a documentary film co-produced by Roadtrip Nation and College Board will premier on PBS. You can access a five-minute promotional trailer, download the companion discussion guide and view the full-length documentary at CBWhyNotUs.org.
Pledging #Collegiance on Decision Day
04/29/2015

Every year by May 1, thousands of high school seniors make a decision that will affect the rest of their lives: where they will go to college. “Decision Day” as it is often referred to, is an important day not only for the thousands of students deciding where to attend college, but also for our K-12 members who have supported these students on their way to college and our higher education members who get to welcome these students to their institutions.

04/29/2015

Tomeka Hart, a member of the inaugural cohort of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program, has been an active member of the education community in her hometown of Memphis for over eight years. From working with Teach for America as a vice president of African American community partnerships to serving as the commissioner of the Memphis City/Shelby County Schools Board of Education, Ms. Hart has been a strong advocate for expanding educational opportunities for all students.  

04/22/2015

Growing up in the West Indies, Jermaine Wright was unaware of the ways race can hamper social mobility.

“In Jamaica, race as a social construct had no bearing as we were all Jamaicans,” Wright explained. “Class, on the other hand, determined how one would be treated and the opportunities you were afforded. In the Jamaican system of inequality, an increase in income signaled a change in status.” But once his family moved to the United States, Wright began to understand just how significant an impediment race can be to improving one’s life.

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