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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.

July 21, 2015

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out

Every year millions of students Opt-in to voluntary Advanced Placement tests. What can these students tell us about the reasons other students and families are choosing to Opt-Out?

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.

June 01, 2015

Washington State Passes Bill to Boost K-12 Computer Science Education

A bill that would establish computer science standards and create a computer science teaching endorsement in Washington state is now headed to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.

May 11, 2015

Getting College Credit for AP Linked to On-Time Degree Completion

A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that high school students who score high enough on an AP exam to get college credit are more likely to earn a B.A. within four years.

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

April 28, 2015

Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.

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