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Marilyn Baise gives a lecture on Feng Shui and Taoism in her world religions class at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 23, 2024.
Marilyn Baise gives a lecture on Feng Shui and Taoism in her world religions class at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 23, 2024.
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College & Workforce Readiness How International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Programs Compare
Both the IB and AP programs allow students to earn college credit in high school. Though how the program operate can differ.
Ileana Najarro & Gina Tomko, February 29, 2024
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James Minor teaches his IB Language and Literature class at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 23, 2024.
James Minor teaches his IB Language and Literature class at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 23, 2024.
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Curriculum How an International Baccalaureate Education Cuts Through the ‘Noise’ on Banned Topics
IB programs offer students college credit in high school and advanced learning environments.
Ileana Najarro, February 29, 2024
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College & Workforce Readiness AP Exams: The Top 10 Most Requested Subjects (and the Least Requested)
Also see how widely requested two new AP courses were this year.
Ileana Najarro, January 26, 2024
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Emmitt Glynn teaches AP African American studies to a group of Baton Rouge Magnet High School students on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana is one of 60 schools around the country testing the new course, which has gained national attention since it was banned in Florida.
Emmitt Glynn teaches AP African American studies to a group of Baton Rouge Magnet High School students on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Baton Rouge, La. The high school was testing a version of the new course, which has since gained national attention.
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Social Studies The Revised AP African American Studies: What's Been Changed and Why
The new framework, published Dec. 6, will be used for the course's official launch next fall.
Ileana Najarro, December 6, 2023
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The updated AP African American Studies course framework highlights a variety of African American leaders, activists, actors, athletes, and more. Some of the individuals included and pictured here include Mae Jemison (left), President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (top), Nichelle Nichols, (bottom), and Colin Kaepernick (right).
The updated AP African American Studies course framework highlights a variety of African American leaders, activists, actors, athletes, and more. Some of the individuals included and pictured here include Mae Jemison (left), President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (top right), Nichelle Nichols, (bottom center), and Colin Kaepernick (bottom right).
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Social Studies AP African American Studies: What's in the Newly Revised Course Framework
The new framework comes after public debate from both political leaders and scholars over what topics should have been included or excluded.
Ileana Najarro & Gina Tomko, December 6, 2023
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Educators at the College Board's AP annual conference learn about various AP program offerings intended to address access and equity to advanced coursework for underrepresented students in Seattle, Wash. on July 20, 2023.
Educators at the College Board's AP annual conference learn about various AP program offerings intended to address access and equity to advanced coursework for underrepresented students in Seattle, Wash. on July 20, 2023.
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College & Workforce Readiness Should Students Sign Up for AP or Dual Enrollment? What Readers Think
EdWeek readers share their take on the debate over pathways to earning college credit in high school.
Ileana Najarro, November 20, 2023
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Verona Area High School students Maddie Hankard, left, Gabby Henshue, center, and Allison Ford collaborate on a homework assignment during class time in an advanced placement chemistry course on Feb. 14, 2013 in Verona, Wis.
Verona Area High School students Maddie Hankard, left, Gabby Henshue, center, and Allison Ford collaborate on a homework assignment during class time in an advanced placement chemistry course on Feb. 14, 2013 in Verona, Wis.
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College & Workforce Readiness Here's What College Board Research Says About How Many AP Classes Students Should Take
The College Board looked into what the number of APs students take, and how well they do, says about their college outcomes.
Ileana Najarro, October 31, 2023
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College & Workforce Readiness How Many AP Classes Are Enough? What Researchers (and College Hopefuls) Say
For years students and families have grappled with how many AP classes to take for college. New research sheds some light on an answer.
Ileana Najarro, October 31, 2023
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Trevor Packer, head of the College Board’s AP Program speaks at the AP Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash. on July 20, 2023.
Trevor Packer, the head of the College Board’s AP program, speaks at the organization's annual conference in Seattle in July.
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College & Workforce Readiness What's Next for AP? 4 Takeaways From a College Board Official
In a recent interview with Education Week, the head of the Advanced Placement program discussed a variety of priorities and principles.
Ileana Najarro, September 5, 2023
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Stuart Wexler leads his Advanced Placement government class in a discussion at Hightstown High School in Hightstown, N.J., on Feb. 19, 2019.
Teacher Stuart Wexler leads an AP Government class in a discussion at Hightstown High School in Hightstown, N.J., on Feb. 19, 2019.
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College & Workforce Readiness Q&A Are Some Students Taking Too Many AP Courses? A College Board Official Responds
AP program head says one to two courses a year "optimizes" college readiness and helps increase access for other students.
Ileana Najarro, August 28, 2023
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Trevor Packer, head of the College Board’s AP Program speaks at the AP Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash. on July 20, 2023.
Trevor Packer, head of the College Board’s AP program, speaks at the AP Annual Conference for educators in Seattle on July 20, 2023.
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College & Workforce Readiness Q&A College Board Leader Discusses Controversy Over AP Courses
Trevor Packer, head of the College Board's AP program, answers EdWeek's queries about the nonprofit's future—and its recent curriculum controversies.
Ileana Najarro, August 28, 2023
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Students listen during an advanced placement history class at Crossroads FLEX school in Cary, N.C. on May 21, 2019.
Students listen during an advanced placement history class at Crossroads FLEX school in Cary, N.C. on May 21, 2019.
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College & Workforce Readiness Video College Board Official: We Don’t Dictate How AP Courses Are Taught
College Board offers insight on its course expectations, and methods for improving student diversity within those classes.
Kaylee Domzalski & Ileana Najarro, August 28, 2023
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Social Studies Here’s How Various High School Programs Cover Psychology
See how the College Board, Cambridge International, and the International Baccalaureate approach psychology courses.
Ileana Najarro, August 22, 2023
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Social Studies The Florida AP Psychology Controversy, Explained
Some districts opted for alternatives to the College Board's course to ensure compliance with state law.
Ileana Najarro, August 22, 2023
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