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SpringBoard Teachers of Distinction (clockwise from top left): Sarah Arceneaux, Sylvia Ellison, LeAnn Klepzig, John Murray, Amanda Shackelford, Karen Kennedy

SpringBoard Teachers of Distinction (clockwise from top left): Sarah Arceneaux, Sylvia Ellison, LeAnn Klepzig, John Murray, Amanda Shackelford, Karen Kennedy  

The College Board is proud to recognize six new SpringBoard Teachers of Distinction.  Each year SpringBoard® recognizes teachers who demonstrate effective teaching practices and successful implementation of SpringBoard in the Classroom. College Board Teachers of Distinction represent the best in the profession and exemplify teaching excellence.

Our 2018 Teachers of Distinction include:

Kentucky Students Use Their AP Courses to Solve Real-World Problems

Students at The J. Graham Brown School and duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, are doing more in their AP classrooms than learning college-level material in high school. Through the College Board’s AP with WE Service Program, they’re using their AP experience to help the world.

New Article and Webinar on the Value of Assessment

Ad Astra, a course scheduling an enrollment management organization hosted a free webinar last week talking about the value of the standardized tests in predicting student retention, grade inflation, and discrepant achievement. Panelists included Measuring Success co-editor Lynn Letukas and Edgar Sanchez, a co-author of a chapter in the book. 

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (center left) holds the banner with AP students for the third annual AP Day at the New York State Capitol.

On March 19, more than 200 students and teachers from across New York State visited the Capitol building to meet with nearly 60 legislators and advocate for funding to expand students’ access to Advanced Placement by adding courses – including at rural high schools – and covering exam fees for low-income students.


Now in its second year, SAT Practice Kickoff Week is a global challenge to schools and districts to get students to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts and access their personalized SAT study plan on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

Photo courtesy: Erin Reichert with her AP US History Students during graduation in 2017.

Erin Reichert an AP Seminar, AP United States History and AP Human Geography teacher at Bluffton High School in South Carolina was recently awarded the Milken Educator Award, which is referred to as the “Oscar” of teaching. 

Apply Now for the College Board Professional Fellowship Program

The College Board Fellowship Program application is now live! The program identifies, recognizes, and rewards rising leaders who are especially effective in closing the achievement and attainment gaps that separate African American, Latino, Asian Pacific and Native American students from their white peers. Members are invited to check out the application and share the information with potential candidates. 

#Weneedyourlight: College Board Partners with HALI Access Network
The College Board is pleased to partner with the HALI Access Network, composed of NGOs and schools working across Africa to connect high-achieving, low-income students with opportunities in higher education.
In the News: Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals Celebrates San Antonio Students

"Education is the great equalizer. It has the potential to open doors to limitless opportunities, while eliminating barriers that could derail dreams; and college in particular provides students with the tools necessary to embark on a successful career."

#Collegiance Returns: Celebrating Students’ College Decisions

The College Board is honoring the hard work of the class of 2018 with this year's #Collegiance campaign.