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All Access – News for Members

Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment management at Rutgers, and Aramis Gutierrez, Director of Rutgers Future Scholars
We went on-location at Rutgers to take an inside look at the Rutgers Future Scholars program, a holistic five-year precollege program designed to provide academic, social, and emotional support for high-achieving, low-income students in New Jersey. Read how students, teachers, higher education leadership, communities, and corporations alike benefit from this remarkable program.
College Board Institute on Financial Aid
The week-long Institute on Financial Aid recently concluded, and All Access reflects on the speakers, sessions, and spirit that made the event such an asset to participants and the financial aid profession.
UC partners with College Board on All In
The University of California will partner with the College Board this year to better prepare low-income and underrepresented California high school students for college success. These efforts include expanding the numbers of such students who take the PSAT/NMSQT, a standardized pre-college entrance exam.
College Board's All In Campaign
Join fellow College Board members for an interactive webinar about the College Board's All In Campaign. Register now for "Going All In: How to Enroll More Minority Students in AP Classes."
Nancy Barile, high school English teacher at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, and member of the College Board’s New England Regional Council

Nancy Barile, a high school English teacher at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, and member of the College Board’s New England Regional Council wrote recently for the Huffington Post on her experience attending ‘One Day University’ with her students. The program brings together distinguished professors from across the country to present special versions of their lectures to promote lifelong learning.


For the first time ever, the College Board has released combined results from three of its programs – PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The national and state-level results paint a more complete picture of student progress during high school, showing missed opportunities for just-graduated students and areas where action can be taken to improve student outcomes for those still in high school.

The Redesigned SAT

The 2014 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, released on Sept. 18, explores perspectives and opinions of campus admission and enrollment leaders on a range of issues. The results of the survey show that 91 percent of admission directors said that their institution favors the changes the College Board is making to the SAT®. A similar majority, 92 percent, said that their institution favors the College Board’s decision to revise the essay portion of the SAT.

Terry Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District

The Council of Great City Schools presented Terry Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District and College Board Trustee with the 2014 Green-Garner Award, the nation's highest urban education honor recognizing outstanding contributions in urban education and named in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner. Learn more here.

2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education

For the first time since its inception in 2002, two districts were selected to win the Broad Prize for Urban Education: Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA) and Orange County Public Schools (FL). The $1 million prize is awarded each year to districts that make the greatest strides in improving academic achievement and closing the achievement gap for minority and low-income students.

Access & Diversity Collaborative
The College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative has partnered with the American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy on a new survey study to examine how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions have changed contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities.