All Access – News for Members
Quakertown Community School District Superintendent William Harner chats with All Access at the 2014 AP® Annual Conference about what information he will take back to his district, and what he's learning from his colleagues across the country to improve student outcomes in his district.
John Quiñones, host of ABC’s What Would You Do?, closed out the 2014 AP Annual Conference by sharing his experiences as the first in his family to go to college. Quiñones, who grew up in San Antonio, told the audience that he dreamed of going to college, but his teachers and counselors steered him away from more challenging classes. It wasn’t until his 10th-grade teacher told him that she liked his writing that he began to think more seriously about opportunities like AP.
College Board President David Coleman took questions from a town hall audience at the 2014 AP Annual Conference and spoke frankly about the importance and future of AP. The audience asked about the development of the College Board’s grade 6–12 work, the expansion of programs like SpringBoard® and AP Capstone™, changes to AP credit policies, the integration of mathematics into the new AP Biology curriculum, and the perpetuation of unproductive anxiety tied to the college admission process.
Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss Welcomes Participants to the 2014 AP® Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA
Award-winning historian Michael Beschloss opened the 2014 AP® Annual Conference with anecdotes and insights about the leaders that have shaped our nation. In describing the lives of leaders like President Abraham Lincoln, President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Elvis Presley, Beschloss attempted to answer the question: why is history important in an era of instant access to real-time news and events?
Registration is now open for the 2014 College Board Counselor Workshops. Held in multiple convenient locations across the country, these free face-to-face workshops provide school counselors with the latest developments, tools, and resources they need to help students prepare for college and career success.
The Guidance and Admission Assembly Council (GAAC) met in New York City, May 13–14, 2014. The GAAC is a group of member professionals that considers issues and actions related to providing educational opportunities for all students at crucial transition points in their academic experience to help them succeed whenever or however they enter higher education. During the GAAC’s most recent meeting in May, the council discussed several important issues. Council Chair Philip Ballinger discusses key takeaways, and what members can expect from the Council in the coming months.