All Access – News for Members
AdvanceKentucky, a statewide math-science initiative dedicated to helping Kentucky’s students reach new heights in rigorous academic achievement, has had a significant statewide impact on AP participation and success rates. Joanne Lang, AdvanceKentucky's Executive Director, talks about how shifting enrollment strategies, enhancing teachers' content knowledge, and setting quantifiable goals for growth are just a few of the strategies that can have an impact at a school, district, and even state level to raise participation rates in AP, particularly among underrepresented minority students.
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Amy Wilkins wrote a blog post for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about the College Board's All In campaign, and the importance of getting qualified African American, Latino, and Native American students into AP courses. While progress has been made over the last ten years, "our satisfaction with what we have accomplished must be tempered by our obligation to do more," Amy says. The entire piece is re-posted here in All Access.
Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization based in Southern California, and the College Board recently collaborated to offer four first-generation college students the chance to travel around the country in an RV and interview successful professionals who were also the first in their families to graduate from college. The trip, which ends this week, is being filmed for a one-hour documentary that will air on PBS in spring 2015.