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04/16/2015

On a daily basis, Paul Perry is reminded that his life could have turned out very differently.

“Before I was born, my mom was addicted to drugs and ended up in prison, so she was actually pregnant with me while she was in prison,” he said. “Lucky for me she got out and I was born healthy, but that sort of double consciousness — that sense of what my life could have been — stays with me every single morning I put my feet on the side of the bed.”

03/24/2015

Savanna Flakes is one of the 21 inaugural members of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program. A National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher and inclusion specialist in the Alexandria City (Va.) Public Schools, she received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in teaching from American University.

Moderator DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, University of Missouri, talks with New York City high school students Devante Williamson, Lionel Kiki, Natural Baptiste, Cornelius Ray, and Wilson Torres, and University of Notre Dame freshman Travis Gayle
03/16/2015
Six Urban Ambassadors traveled from New York to New Orleans for an interactive town-hall session at the College Board’s A Dream Deferred conference. All Access caught up with New York City high school students Devante Williamson, Lionel Kiki, Natural Baptiste, Cornelius Ray, and Wilson Torres, and University of Notre Dame freshman Travis Gayle, after the session to get their reactions, and what they hope the audience took away from the conversation.
First Gen Documentary Screened to Over 900 Students in New Orleans
03/11/2015

“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.

Thomas Edison State College’s Open Course Option Opens Doors for Adult Learners
02/24/2015
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.
Listen Now! Access to Opportunity and the African American Community
02/24/2015

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.

College Board's Educational Opportunity Center Serves Adult Learners in D.C.
02/10/2015

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.

02/04/2015
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
02/04/2015

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
02/04/2015
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.

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