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- Reward Achievement: Give Credit for Advanced Placement - By Shannon Watkins, June 4, 2018, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
- NC Speaker Recognized for Removing Cost Barrier to College Credit for Students - By Admin, June 5, 2018
- Champion for Low-Income Students Gets a Boost Itself - By Doug Lederman, May 21, 2018, Inside Higher Ed
- Access to AP Courses Often Elusive for Low-Income Students - By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, May 14, 2018, The CT Mirror
- The Growing College Graduation Gap - By David Leonhardt, March 25, 2018, The New York Times
- Pinecrest to Pilot New College-Prep Strategy - By Mary Kate Murphy, March 2, 2018, THEPILOT.COM
- Advanced Placement or Dual Credit: Which Course Should You Take? - By staff writers, The Challenge No. 43 - WKU, Fall 2017
- Reward Achievement: Give Credit for Advanced Placement
JUN 4, 2018Shannon Watkins
- Unleashing the Potential of Classroom Questioning - By Jackie A. Walsh and Beth D. Sattes, July 4, 2016, Corwin Connect
- Classroom Biases Hinder Students' Learning - By Sarah D. Sparks, Oct. 27, 2015, Education Week
- Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom, - By Stacy Hurst, Reading Horizons, Sept. 18, 2013
- Schools Seek to Diversify Gifted, Honors Classes - By Sarah D. Sparks, October 27, 2015, Education Week
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North Carolina AP Day at the Capital - May 30, 2018 by Kathleen Koch, Director NC AP Partnership
On Wednesday, May 30th, the College Board hosted its first AP Advocacy Day in North Carolina with sixteen participating school districts and over 140 AP students, teachers and administrators.
The AP District Honor Roll winners were recognized, as were the participants in the North Carolina Advanced Placement Partnership (NCAPP). Since the AP partnership began in NC, many more NC public school students now participate in AP, and more NC public school students are achieving at higher rates than ever before. The state has seen a 31% increase of exams taken since the partnership has been in place, with a 22% increase of examinees scoring 3+.
The day also included meetings with more than 30 legislators, 7 of whom were presented with College Board Policymaker awards for their support of Advanced Placement, as well as an esteemed lunch panel with the Deputy Superintendent of Education, Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, and Duke faculty member, Dr. Deb Reisinger, Professor of French and Global Health, who is also an AP Reader and a member of the AP Exam Development Committee. In addition, schools were recognized in the House and Senate chambers.
AP students and AP teacher Marcia Chumas from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools presented NC Speaker of the House Tim Moore with a Policymaker Award. Representative Moore shared his personal experiences with AP and said that legislators would be looking at how they can further support AP by making AP a factor in the state’s accountability model in the future. “I appreciate the recognition of our efforts to empower tens of thousands of students to succeed in higher learning by removing a cost barrier to college credit,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.
It was a wonderful day and our thanks to everyone who was involved and participated, especially Stacy Bassett, the AP Advocacy team, Jason Rohloff, Penny Kotterman, Jerry McMahan and Gia Kaul!
"It is the intent of the State of North Carolina to enhance accessibility and encourage students to enroll in and successfully complete more rigorous advanced courses to enable success in post-secondary education for all students. The North Carolina State Board of Education shall seek a partner to form the North Carolina Advanced Placement Partnership, hereinafter referred to as Partnership, to assist in improving college readiness of secondary students and to assist secondary schools to ensure that students have access to high-quality, rigorous academics with a focus on access to Advanced Placement courses (G.S. 115C-174.26).”