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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.

Governor Martinez speaks to reporters after her announcement to expand funding for AP

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera announced on April 28 that the College Board would be investing $1 million in the state’s AP® program. Combined with the $750,000 in state funding that Martinez secured during the 2013 legislative session, this investment will go toward AP teacher preparation and recruitment, training counselors on how to guide students toward AP, and developing parent resources in several languages.

In 2013, the College Board’s international team welcomed 48 international secondary schools and higher education institutions as new College Board members.
David Coleman announcing the redesigned SAT on March 5 in Austin, TX
As international students prepare for the first administration of the redesigned SAT® in spring 2016, there are several things they should keep in mind. The redesign process included admission leaders from across the world, and the exam measures the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in college regardless of geography. Students will encounter texts in the redesigned exam that include passages from U.S. sources as well as important international texts. Rigorous course work will be the best way to prepare for the redesigned SAT, and all students can use the free test-prep resources available from Khan Academy.
Amy Wilkins, Senior Fellow for Social Justice, The College Board

The All In campaign is a partnership between the College Board and its members to dramatically increase the number of AP-ready African American, Latino, and Native American students who enroll in college-level AP® courses. Since its launch last year, the campaign has made great strides in reaching its goal of enrolling 100 percent of students with demonstrated potential, in at least one AP course.