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February 06, 2019

3 Takeaways From the 2018 AP Results and a Heads Up: Register Early Next Year

AP test-taking hit another all-time high this year, with 1.24 million students taking at least one exam. And the College Board is moving up next year's registration deadline.

July 19, 2018

After Outcry, College Board Restores 250 Years to Proposed AP History Course

The College Board has reversed course on its plan to eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East from Advanced Placement World History.

June 19, 2018

Private High Schools in D.C. Ditch AP Courses

Eight independent DC-area schools announced on Monday their decision to eliminate Advanced Placement courses by 2022.

June 13, 2018

Participation in AP Computer Science Principles Grows Again

Participation and performance among AP Computer Science courses has increased in the past year, but especially so for the popular AP Computer Science Principles class.

June 12, 2018

AP World History Rewrite Draws Criticism From Teachers and Students

High school history teachers are fighting back against changes to Advanced Placement World History that eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, Americas and the Middle East.

February 23, 2018

'Official' Pre-AP Aimed at Improving College Readiness for All Students

The new College-Board-approved AP readiness program launches in 100 schools in the fall.

August 23, 2017

Stressed-Out AP Students Are Focus of New Curriculum

Researchers from the University of South Florida are testing a curriculum aimed at helping high-achieving high school students cope with the stress of taking advanced and college-level courses.

April 04, 2017

Computer Science Degrees Hit New Peak

The number of students earning bachelor's degrees in computer science hit a new high recently—finally surpassing the previous peak in 2003.

February 22, 2017

1 in 5 Public School Students in the Class of 2016 Passed an AP Exam

More students, and more low-income students, are taking AP tests than ever before, the College Board reports.

September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

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