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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.

August 11, 2014

AP History Changes Create 'Negative' and 'Biased' View of U.S., Alleges RNC

The new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history," the Republican National Committee stated in a resolution adopted on Aug. 8.

August 11, 2014

Republican National Committee Condemns New AP History Framework

The GOP blasts the College Board's new framework as "radically revisionist" and calls for a year's delay in using it.

July 30, 2014

'Unlearning' and 'Mirroring': Transforming Instruction

A research project finds that an online community provides effective professional development to enable teachers to teach AP classes in greater depth.

July 17, 2014

IB to Launch Pilot Program in Five High Schools to Serve Disadvantaged Students

As the reach of its education programs continues to grow, the IB is launching a pilot program in five U.S. high schools to attract and support more low-income students.

July 15, 2014

College Board, ETS Apologize for 'Racist' T-Shirts Sold at AP History Grading Event

The College Board and Educational Testing Service have issued an apology about T-shirts bearing racially charged caricatures of Chinese politicians that were distributed at a grading event for the Advanced Placement World History exam last month.

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