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May 11, 2015

Getting College Credit for AP Linked to On-Time Degree Completion

A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that high school students who score high enough on an AP exam to get college credit are more likely to earn a B.A. within four years.

April 28, 2015

Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.

April 20, 2015

Index Indicates Most High Schools Are Not Challenging Students

A survey of schools that made The Washington Post's Most Challenging High School list shows many schools still have rules that keep students from signing up for AP, IB, and AICE courses.

October 22, 2014

Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.

August 13, 2014

States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students

With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.

July 17, 2014

IB to Launch Pilot Program in Five High Schools to Serve Disadvantaged Students

As the reach of its education programs continues to grow, the IB is launching a pilot program in five U.S. high schools to attract and support more low-income students.

July 09, 2014

Latino and African-American Academic Success Improves, But Gaps Remain

Education Trust released reports on the state of education for Latino and African-American students, reflecting progress but ongoing gaps in achievement and opportunity.

April 02, 2014

Performance Gaps Widen as High-Achieving Students Progress in High School

An Education Trust report follows high-achieving students through high school and discovers those from low-income backgrounds and students of color don't excel as much as their wealthier, white peers.

February 11, 2014

High School Students' Participation in Advanced Placement Continues to Grow

College Board released its 10th annual AP Report to the Nation that shows the number of high schools students taking Advanced Placement course in the past decade has doubled, yet gaps persist in participation among minority students.

October 02, 2013

Ramping Up Efforts to Prepare Students for STEM Careers

To prepare students for STEM careers, AP courses expand in New York and others emphasis the importance of career technical education in creating STEM career pathways.

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