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Ronné Patrick Turner

Ronné Patrick Turner, associate vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions at Northeastern University, shared her unique perspective as an admission professional in a piece for the New England Journal of Higher Education on the redesigned SAT® announcement. You can read the full article here

How will today's students improve tomorrow's world?
The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT®, which will be administered for the first time in fall 2015, reflects the same improved tenets of the redesigned SAT®, including a focus on command of evidence, relevant words in context, and emphasis on the math skills that matter most for college and careers.
Inspiration Awards Session

Forum 2014 brings together professionals from across the international education spectrum to discuss critical issues challenging educators today and how to best prepare the next generation for college, career, and civic engagement.

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JoAnn Bertelo, AP® English Language and Composition teacher in Rahway, N.J., has helped to establish a strong AP culture in her school through community involvement, pizza parties, teacher professional development, and T-shirt design contests. As part of the College Board’s All In campaign, JoAnn recounts her experience over the last 15 years. She examines the things that work and the things that don’t work to encourage students to enroll and succeed in AP.

Philip Ballinger Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions at University of Washington

The Guidance and Admission Assembly Council (GAAC) met in New York City, May 13–14, 2014. The GAAC is a group of member professionals that considers issues and actions related to providing educational opportunities for all students at crucial transition points in their academic experience to help them succeed whenever or however they enter higher education. During the GAAC’s most recent meeting in May, the council discussed several important issues. Council Chair Philip Ballinger discusses key takeaways, and what members can expect from the Council in the coming months.

L to R: College Board President David Coleman, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, Director-General of Hanban Xu Lin, and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the start of Asia Society's 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014.

Educators, policymakers, and school leaders with an interest in Chinese language teaching and learning came together for the seventh annual National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) May 8–10 in Los Angeles.


Register now for the AP® Annual Conference, being held July 9–13 in Philadelphia, Pa. The AP Annual Conference is the largest professional development gathering of the Advanced Placement Program® and Pre-AP® communities, AP Coordinators, school counselors, and administrators from across the United States and throughout the world. This year's conference promises to engage, inspire, and promote innovation in our schools. Click here to register.

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Fishman Prize Winners
Two AP® teachers have been named national winners of the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. Michael Towne, physics and engineering teacher at Citrus Hill High School in Perris, Calif., and Kelly Zunkiewicz, precalculus and calculus teacher at Earl J. Lennard High School in Ruskin, Fla., were among four teachers honored by The New Teacher Project.
College Board Trustee Shirley Ort

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has named Shirley Ort, associate provost and director of scholarships and student aid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and vice chair of the College Board’s Board of Trustees, a Most Valuable Professional. This honor is given to NASFAA members who stand out as exemplars in the financial aid community. Shirley has served on NASFAA’s Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery Task Force, National Conference Committee, and Graduate and Professionals Issues Committee.