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January 14, 2014

Half of Civics Teachers Devote Little Time to News Literacy, Study Finds

A recent survey found that just half of high school civics and American government teachers devote one or more units to teaching students how to critically analyze the news.

January 10, 2014

No Girls, Blacks, or Hispanics Take AP Computer Science Exam in Some States

A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.

May 21, 2013

Computer Science Moves Past 'Elective' Status in Washington State

Washington is the 10th state to enact a policy that awards students a math or science credit for successfully completing AP computer science.

February 25, 2013

AP English, U.S. History Biggest Draw, Outpacing STEM, Data Show

English and U.S. history continue to be the most popular AP subjects, new data show, though participation in STEM disciplines continues to rise.

October 04, 2012

Revised AP Physics, U.S. History Coming Soon

The College Board has redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, reducing the amount of content coverage to allow more time for studying key concepts.

August 02, 2012

How Valuable Are College-Placement Tests?

A new study examines what college systems are doing to gauge students' readiness for credit-bearing work, as they recognize the limitations of traditional placement tests.

May 17, 2012

Where Will David Coleman Lead the College Board?

David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.

May 16, 2012

Common-Standards Writer Named President of College Board

The College Board names chief common-standards writer David Coleman as its next president.

March 15, 2012

STEM Initiative in Mass. Boosts AP Passing Rates, Study Finds

The Mass Math + Science Initiative is showing promise in getting more minority students to take, and pass, AP exams.

March 06, 2012

New AP Courses to Foster Independent Research Skills

The College Board has just announced plans to pilot two new AP courses that aim to foster students' independent research skills.

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