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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.

September 25, 2014

Colorado Students Protest School Board's History Proposal

Hundreds of students stage a walkout in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to one that portrays the United States in a better light.

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 12, 2014

Former 'Redshirted' Students May Get Advanced Placement Edge, Study Finds

Children who are among the oldest in their kindergarten class are more likely than younger classmates to take and pass advanced courses, among other benefits, a new study finds.

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 21, 2014

Homework Clouds Students' Summer Vacation

Some students are spending increased amounts of time on homework over the summer. Does it make a difference?

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.

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.

August 11, 2014

Under Fire, College Board to 'Clarify' New U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

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