All Access – News for Members
At a June 22 event with the College Board, Jalen Rose, Founder and Chair of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JLRA), announced a major new initiative for Detroit students. Starting in 2017, the public charter school in Northwest Detroit will require that every student take a least one AP course as a requirement for graduation.
As part of the inaugural Atlantic Education Summit on June 15 in Washington DC, high school student Nicolas Yan was announced as the winner of The Atlantic and College Board Writing Prize Contest. He was recognized for his reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic speech in an essay entitled, “The King’s Speech: Martin and His Dream.”
PBS Reporter Brandis Friedman interviews Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and Dale Leibforth, head of A.P. recruitment at Evanston Township High School outside Chicago about increasing diversity in AP classes, and increasing the overall number of students taking advantage of the school's AP offerings. Through one-on-one outreach and support programs like Team ASAP, not only are more students taking AP tests, but the number of students scoring a three or higher, a score that can lead to college credit, is up too.
Terry Grier, Superintendent of Houston Independent School District and College Board Trustee reflects on the challenges and successes of expanding college access and opportunies for students in his district. He discusses the district's new EMERGE program: