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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.

May 08, 2015

Calif. Study: High-Minority High Schools Offer Little Computer Science

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

Hispanic Students' Performance Seen as Bright Spot in NAEP

Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography

February 18, 2015

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

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

Ga. Lawmaker Calls Advanced Placement U.S. History Course 'Revisionist'

Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.

September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

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, Liberal-Arts Advocate, Dies at 85

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

Changes Coming to AP U.S. History Exam

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

AP History Framework Authors Defend Their Work

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.

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