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Advisory Panel on Student Opportunity at Forum 2014

Forum attendees had the opportunity to hear from of the student members of the College Board’s Advisory Panel on Student Opportunity in a wide-ranging discussion covering topics from college search and recruitment to the redesigned SAT to access to rigorous coursework.

Khan Academy
Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy spoke at the College Board Forum 2014 and shared the philosophy of how their modules meet students where they are, allowing them to learn at their own pace. Khan explained how the partnership with the College Board will bring his vision for a free world-class education for anyone anywhere to life by preparing all students for the PSAT and SAT. He told the group of over 1,000 educators and administrators he’d like to take education and “make it more like clean drinking water and shelter – a fundamental human right.”
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With day one in the bag for Forum 2014, we’ve seen a lot of healthy, inspiring conversations on social media. Here are some of our favorite posts.

Jill Hersha, Coordinator IV-Guidance & Counseling, Clark County School District

Dr. Joyce Brown led a panel session on FAFSA resources and information, and engaged educators from Clark County School District in a conversation about the future of financial aid.

Sal Khan, founder and executive director of the Khan Academy
Sal Khan, founder and executive director of the Khan Academy, delivered the opening College Board Forum plenary session to a packed ballroom, sharing the story of how Khan Academy came to be and how the Khan Academy and the College Board are working together to ensure that every student has access to a high-quality education.
Members of the Academic Assembly vote to approve new members
The Academic Assembly met Monday afternoon to discuss priorities, and explore how College Board initiatives can effect change for the academic community in the coming year.
Nicole Young, Associate Director of Social Justice

Students who take challenging course work in high school, particularly Advanced Placement (AP), are more likely to get into and graduate from colleges of their choice, and educational and political institutions are taking note. In a morning colloquium, College Board Associate Director of Social Justice Nicole Young and two former high school teachers -- Colorado State Representative James Wilson and Towson University Professor of Mathematics Gail Kaplan – discussed innovative projects aimed at providing more students with the access and the will to challenge themselves academically.