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September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

September 07, 2016

Just 1 in 4 High School Seniors Have Taken Statistics

Three-quarters of 12th graders attend schools that offer statistics courses, but less than a quarter of students actually take them, according to a recent analysis of national data.

August 08, 2016

Advanced Placement Continues Growth In and Out of STEM

An early look at AP scores shows continued growth in STEM subjects and a mix of scores on individual subject-matter tests.

June 23, 2016

Will ESSA Make It Harder for Low-Income Students to Pay Advanced Placement Fees?

A change to the federal AP/IB program under the Every Student Succeeds Act means states and districts will need to think hard about continuing to cover low-income students' testing fees.

November 03, 2015

Still No African-Americans Taking the AP Computer Science Exam in Nine States

The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.

September 03, 2015

More Students Taking AP Physics, Computer Science Exams

Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams—specifically physics and computer science—have risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.

July 31, 2015

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.

July 27, 2015

Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.

June 08, 2015

New Advanced Placement Computer Science Course Planned for 2016

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.

June 05, 2015

Group Publishes 'Open Letter' Opposing AP History Framework

National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.

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