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All Access – News for Members

Create your own #backtoschoolfavorite
Share what you're most excited about this back-to-school season with All Access and the College Board! Whether it's the fall foliage, or a new #2 pencil, we want to know what motivates you this time of year as students gear up for another year of learning.
College Board Forum 2014, Oct. 27-29, Las Vegas, NV

The College Board Forum is the preeminent annual gathering of K–12 and higher education professionals from all areas of expertise.

The Forum offers a wealth of sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues that focus on finding solutions to today’s most pressing education issues.

Members of Oodles of Utils at the 2014 AP® Annual Conference
As part of the AP Global Challenge, a team of six AP students from Boca Raton, Fla., decided to test the notion that when provided with knowledge about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the products they purchase, consumers would change the way they buy. The team’s goal was to create a convenient way to provide information about consumer products based on the factors consumers care about the most. Their solution won them each $5,000 scholarships.
David Coleman and Stefanie Sanford at Next New World Conference

David Coleman, President of the College Board and Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy both joined other national thought leaders at the Thomas Friedman Next New World Conference on June 12, 2014.

Ángela María García, Executive Director of College Planning and Access, College Board
Ángela María García, Executive Director of College Planning and Access for the College Board blogged for, and laid out ten ideas for students gearing up to start college in the fall. From completing all necessary financial aid and housing forms, to shopping for school supplies, García's tips aim to help students transition into the next big phase in their lives.
William E. Harner, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Quakertown Community School District
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 talks to AP teachers at 2014 AP Annual Conference
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.
Audience members ask questions during AP Annual Convention Town Hall with David Coleman
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 opens the 2014 AP Annual Conference
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?
Daniel Porterfield, President, Franklin & Marshall College and College Board Trustee
The Education Trust has released a new report titled Tough Love: Bottom-Line Quality Standards for Colleges that lays out comprehensive strategies to ensure that students graduate from college prepared for success. Dan Porterfield, President of Franklin and Marshall College and College Board Trustee is featured for his work to increase the number of Pell recipients enrolled in his institution.