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Closing race, poverty and gender gaps in advanced high school course-taking

I just read this press release from the The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management put out by Wiley-Blackwell: WASHINGTON, DC—October 5, 2009—The latest research from the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management explores the wide disparities in advanced high school course-taking (such as Advanced Placement courses) among race, poverty, and gender groups in Florida. […]

Who should be taking AP courses?

I just read a blog post by Joanne Jacobs “Hard to great”.  In this post, Joanne shares some comments by a 2nd year Teach for America teacher, lamenting about the quality of her AP student’s papers.  You can read the teacher’s comments here.  Here’s an excerpt from her post: I gave the students their Multiple […]

Preparing Students for AP Courses – A New Program

I recently read an article in the Democrat and Chronicle  about a  summer program designed to prepare incoming 9th graders for the challenges of AP courses in Rochester, NY.  12 incoming freshmen participated in the Global Gear Up program that allowed the students to participate in world history research projects.  I am strongly convinced that […]

2009 – Another Record Year for AP Exams

The data shows that all across the country schools are increasing the size of their AP programs

Newsweek’s Top High Schools

Every year, Newsweek Magazine releases its “America’s Top Public High Schools” – http://www.newsweek.com/id/201160.  The schools are ranked by a very simple formula, the number of AP, IB or Cambridge Exams a school gives divided by the number of graduating seniors.  The schools are then ranked in descending order by this ratio. Many have questioned the […]