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From Preparation to Application: The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success
02/12/2016
This year, students preparing for college will have a new tool at their fingertips — a suite of online, mobile-friendly platforms where they can store and curate the work they’re most proud of, build a college search list, keep track of their college application materials, and get advice from their counselors and trusted mentors. These resources come from the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (CAAS), a diverse group of 90+ colleges and universities that are committed to providing college access to students of all backgrounds.
Counselors, financial aid professionals, and admission officers discuss the implications of prior-prior year at the College Board's Midwestern Regional Forum.
02/09/2016

It was standing-room only at today’s Midwestern Regional Forum session on prior-prior year and financial aid. A remarkably even cross-section of counselors, financial aid professionals, and admission officers gathered to hear colleagues discuss the implementation strategy for prior-prior year and its potential challenges over the next several months.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Terrell Strayhorn speaks with Midwestern Regional Forum attendees after his session.
02/09/2016

When Dr. Terrell Strayhorn took the stage to open the 2016 Midwestern Regional Forum, he expressed some lofty goals: to inform, inspire, and encourage the audience to take action. To that end, he suggested that this may be the right time not only to ask new questions, but to revisit the answers to old questions and see if they still make sense when it comes to effecting change in higher education.

New Automated Writing Tool Opens Worlds of Possibility for SpringBoard Students, Teachers
02/05/2016

Can a computer program be trained to evaluate the quality of student essays? Yes — but only if there's a human hand to help guide it.

Members in the News: In Oakland, Building Boys Into Men
02/05/2016
The New York Times recently highlighted the Office of African American Male Achievement at Oakland Unified School District, the first department within a public school district that focuses on the needs of African American young men. Christopher P. Chatmon, executive director of the office, serves on the College Board’s College Planning Advisory Committee where he supports the College Board’s work to provide guidance to students on their road to college.
01/28/2016

At Forum 2015 in Washington DC, the College Board hosted a wide line-up of exemplary leaders who work daily to increase equity, access, and success in education. We also heard from inspiring students about which factors most affected their college preparatory experience. If you were unable to attend Forum, or want to relive a talk through sharing it with your colleagues and students, please check out the links below:

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Addressing the Needs of First-Generation Students
01/27/2016
“Diverse Perspectives on First-Generation Students,” a panel discussion at the Middle States Regional Forum in Baltimore, addressed issues and challenges related to students who are the first in their families to attend college.
How to Access, Understand, and Use PSAT/NMSQT Scores
01/13/2016

This post originally appeared on the Forbes website on Jan. 12, 2016. Read the original here.

November is National American Heritage Month.
12/10/2015

Last November marked the 25th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month. This yearly celebration provides a platform for Native Americans throughout the U.S. to share their culture and traditions. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two professional programs at the College Board that focus on supporting Native American student success.

Getting to Know Ericka Miller, College Board's new Chief of Membership, Governance, and Higher Education
12/04/2015
All Access got to chat with incoming Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher Education Ericka Miller about what drew her to the College Board, and how to choose the right climate for your next travel adventure.

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