In an effort to increase the number and diversity of high school students taking computer science, the College Board will launch a new Advanced Placement course in fall 2016 that teaches a broader range of computing skills.
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June 08, 2015
June 05, 2015
National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.
May 08, 2015
Computer science courses are often inaccessible for black, Hispanic, Native American, and low-income high school students in California, according to a new study.
April 30, 2015
Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography
February 18, 2015
The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"
February 05, 2015
Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.
September 17, 2014
The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.
September 04, 2014
A. Graham Down, who served as executive director and president of the Council for Basic Education from 1974 to 1994, died on Aug. 30.
August 20, 2014
Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.
August 18, 2014
The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.