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College Board's Educational Opportunity Center Serves Adult Learners in D.C.

There is a common thread running through all of the work that the College Board does: delivering opportunity to students. New developments such as the expanded scholarship opportunities through the PSAT/NMSQT®, the College Readiness and Success System and the Assessment Redesign, and our Access to OpportunityTM initiatives provide the foundation for this work.

New Albany High School Celebrates Successful AP® Program and Touts Benefits of AP

A recent post on the Blotter—the online student publication for New Albany High School in New Albany, IN—outlined strategies in place to help students through the process of succeeding both in AP classes and on AP exams. Assistant Principal Bill Krammes, who also serves as a member of the College Board’s Midwestern Regional Council, talked to the Blotter about the benefits of AP.

On Monday, February 9, Fast Company Magazine named the College Board one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in education for its work to redesign the SAT.

On Monday, February 9, Fast Company Magazine named the College Board one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in education for its work to redesign the SAT.

College Board de Puerto Rico y América Latina se complace en anunciar los dos oradores principales para su Conferencia a celebrarse el 5 y el 6 de marzo en Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Este año contaremos con dos figuras prominentes de la comunidad educativa internacional, el Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, Especialista Principal en Educación Superior del Banco Mundial y la Dra. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, catedrática de Rutgers University y especialista en política pública y áreas de desarrollo de la comunidad
Cory Notestine, school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., who has been named the 2015 School Counselor of the Year

On Friday, Jan. 30, Cory Notestine, a school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, CO was named the 2015 School Counselor of the Year at a White House ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Connie Britton.

Counselor and student pairs for the All In Webinar: Student and Counselor Success Stories
On Thursday, January 29, the College Board hosted a webinar titled All In: Counselor and Student Success Stories featuring two rock-star school counselors and their students, who participated in a moderated discussion about strategies counselors can use to get more students of color enrolled in Advanced Placement courses at their schools.
National School Counselor Week 2015

Today marks the beginning of the 2015 National School Counselor Week, and the College Board is excited to celebrate the work of school counselors. The College Board was one of seven organizations represented at a recent convening of leaders and advocates for the school counseling profession at San Diego State University, in partnership with the White House's College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative. As a result of this convening, the College Board and participating organizations released a statement outlining the necessary components of effective college counseling.

College Board launched a pilot of the new Professional Fellowship Program
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.
College and University Presidents Discuss Higher Ed’s Role in Serving the Public Good
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.