All Access – News for Members
“Why Not Us?”, a documentary produced by Roadtrip Nation in partnership with the College Board that chronicles the lives of four first-generation college students, was screened this past Monday to a special audience of over 900 students at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans.
For decades, Thomas Edison State College has been granting credit to students for learning that they have acquired through workplace training, professional certifications, and military service. Stephen Phillips and Marc Singer from Thomas Edison State College provide an overview of the institution's Open Course Option.
On Tuesday, February 17, the College Board hosted a webinar with Steve Colon, Vice President of Access to Opportunity, and Wendell Hall, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, focused on the work of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity Initiative, and how it can better serve the unique needs of the African American community.
You can listen to a recording of the webinar here.
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.
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.
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.