Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC., Wednesday, April 26, 1989.
Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington in 1989.
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Social Studies 'Roe v. Wade' Won't Be on Next Year's AP Government Test
The decision is an early example of how the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling will reshape how Constitutional issues are taught.
Sarah Schwartz, August 4, 2022
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Equity & Diversity The Case of the Missing Data on AP Students
The College Board raised eyebrows by removing public racial and ethnic data on AP students. It will restore the data this fall.
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Mathematics A New AP Precalculus Course Aims to Diversify the Math Pipeline
Starting in fall 2023, the course is intended to better prepare all students for college-level math regardless of their major.
Ileana Najarro, May 19, 2022
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Science How to Make AP STEM Classes More Diverse and Inclusive
A new report found that cultivating students' sense of belonging helps encourage underrepresented students to enroll in AP STEM courses.
Ileana Najarro, April 21, 2022
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Curriculum Opinion AP Takes a Stand Amid the Raging Curriculum Debates. It’s Worth Emulating
The College Board has made it clear that it won't be cowed by ideologues, and that's heartening.
Rick Hess, March 21, 2022
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Students in Scott Frank's International Baccalaureate History Class analyze specific images and paragraphs from muckraking journalists during the progressive era for a class assignment this school year.
Students at IDEA Frontier College Preparatory in Brownsville, Texas, analyze images and paragraphs for an assignment in Scott Frank's history class. Frank, who uses AP U.S. History material in the course, said he feels nervous about whether the content he teaches in the class will be viewed as violating Texas' restrictions on teaching subject matter deemed controversial.
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Curriculum College Board Warns Against Censoring Its AP Courses
The organization that runs AP courses reminds teachers of its principles, as more states pass anti-critical race theory laws.
Ileana Najarro, March 14, 2022
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Rachel Collins teaches her students during the African American Studies course at White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 22, 2022.
Rachel Collins teaches a lesson in the AP African American Studies course at White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., earlier this month.
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Curriculum Schools to Pilot AP African American Studies Course Amid Upheaval Over Teaching Race
At least 60 schools this fall will test out a new college credit course that examines African American history and culture.
Ileana Najarro, February 25, 2022
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Assessment Opinion AP Exams Can't Be Business as Usual This Year
The College Board seems unconcerned with the collateral damage of its pandemic approach, writes an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.
Pete Bavis, March 10, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness 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.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 6, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Opinion AP World History Is Not Enough. Students Need an AP Ethnic Studies Course
Culturally inclusive curricula can boost engagement and achievement for students of color, writes Suneal Kolluri.
Suneal Kolluri, August 23, 2018
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Teaching Video Webinar: Weaving Project-Based Learning Into Rigorous High School Courses
Many schools are keen on incorporating project-based learning into their curriculum, reasoning that the exploratory, hands-on lessons engage students and promote collaboration and independent thinking. This webinar will explore an attempt to integrate project-based learning into the high school curriculum, through an approach called Knowledge in Action. The program, designed by a researchers at the University of Washington in collaboration with high school teachers, incorporates project-based learning within Advanced Placement courses. We look at the program’s approach, and its implications for the teaching of project-based learning in rigorous courses at the high school level, and how one district AP coordinator uses Knowledge in Action in her district.
August 14, 2018
College & Workforce Readiness Making It Easier to Get Advanced Placement Credit for College
New Mexico has become the latest state to simplify the maze of conflicting policies that students confront when they try to get college credit for Advanced Placement courses.
Catherine Gewertz, August 1, 2018
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Curriculum 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.
Brenda Iasevoli, July 19, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness 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.
Brenda Iasevoli, June 19, 2018
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