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Students in 3 States Have Increased Access Through SAT® In-School Administration

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More than 23,000 high school students took a step closer to college last month, as their schools administered the SAT® during a school day.

Districts in Corpus Christi, Irving and Houston, Texas, as well as those in Providence, R.I., and across Delaware offered this in-school opportunity to students in cooperation with the College Board.

There are several positive outcomes with this type of administration, said Angela Garcia, executive director of the SAT Program. “One of the biggest benefits is that it really brings the whole education community in to support the students in this essential first step,” she said. “Students get a chance to see their school staff contributing to this effort and encouraging them on their journey toward college success and careers.”

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National Math and Science Initiative Programs Show Powerful Results Across States

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Just a few years into its programming, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is making great strides toward its goal of enhancing science and technology education in the United States.

With major support from ExxonMobil, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and others, NMSI programs are expanding the number of students who are interested in pursuing careers related to science, technology, engineering and math. Programs also are working to increase the number of math and science teachers in U.S. classrooms and improve their quality.

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Access & Diversity Collaborative Resources Now on Video

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Now educators, administrators and policymakers across the country can take advantage of resources developed by the College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative through a video series available online.

These videos feature the same content used in seminars related to the legal environment surrounding institutions striving for access and diversity in their admission processes.

“This content has been very successful in helping people learn about the basic areas of law related to access, the evolution of policy and the engagement of the community,” said Bradley Quin, executive director for higher education advocacy and special initiatives for the College Board. “In a time when it’s difficult for professionals to travel and attend a three-day seminar, these videos make the same resources accessible.”

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The College Board’s Bob Davis Named to US Advisory Panel

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Bob Davis, executive director of Chinese language and culture initiatives, has been invited to join an advisory committee aimed at reaching President Barack Obama’s goal of sending 100,000 U.S. students to China during the next three years to study language and culture.

Called the 100,000 Strong Advisory Committee, the group will be led by former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, and will advise U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how to reach this important goal. The two dozen members represent school districts, universities, cultural groups, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

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College Board Federal Update

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The College Board will be providing a regular update on federal news of relevance to our members. The first update focuses on the federal budget, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and National College Application Week.

1) Federal Budget

FY11 Education Budget

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recently issued its funding table for FY11 education programs, as Congress instructed when it passed the FY11 continuing resolution in April. The increase in discretionary spending from FY10 for education programs was directed solely to the Pell Grant Program, with a 2.7 percent reduction for all other programs. A number of programs were eliminated or cut, and all programs were subject to a .2 percent across-the-board cut. Here is a link to the final FY11 funding table.

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