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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

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
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.
National School Counselor Week 2015

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.

College Board launched a pilot of the new Professional Fellowship Program
In 2014, the College Board launched a pilot of the new Professional Fellowship Program. The fellowship is designed to recognize, support, and reward rising leaders from African American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds who are working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities across the country. By highlighting and supporting these leaders, the College Board is seeking to reinforce its commitment to the essential work of propelling all students forward into opportunities and success.
College and University Presidents Discuss Higher Ed’s Role in Serving the Public Good
One size does not fit all. That was the overarching message participants at the Higher Ed Colloquium received from the “Conversation with Presidents” that opened the first full day of events On January 10th in Delray Beach, FL.
College Board Announces Major Expansion in Access to Scholarships for the Millions of Students Who Take the PSAT/NMSQT®
Through new partnerships with fiv of the country’s leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students’ trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will use information from the PSAT/NMSQT® to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.
Michael J. Sorrell, Esq. President Paul Quinn College
In an editorial in the Dallas Morning News, Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee discusses an exciting partnership between Paul Quinn, Duke University, and Abilene Christian University. The partnership, "Duke Immerse at Paul Quinn College" has the bold goal of helping "students from both schools sharpen their community-building tools as they work to secure a level social and economic playing field for all."
Eric Johnson, Assistant Director for Communications in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
All Access caught up with Eric Johnson, who has attended the Higher Ed Colloquium for the past two years. He shared some insights and opinions about the sessions so far, and the issues he hopes will continue to garner attention from the higher ed community.
Greg Walker, Vice President of the College Board's Midwestern Office
On January 7, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced that it will transition to using the SAT® as part of the Michigan Merit Examination. Since the announcement, state officials, education leaders, and news outlets have voiced support for the change that will allow Michigan students, parents, and educators to take advantage of the opportunities College Board redesigned assessments have to offer. The Detroit News has put out a great article about this shift.