Nonprofits

A Simple Switch at the College Board Could Mean More Equitable AP Exams – Education Article

The College Board will soon allow high school students to register for Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the fall, rather than having them wait until spring—just before the exams are held. It’s a simple, seemingly inconsequential change, but in both the small- and large-scale studies the nonprofit conducted in U.S. schools, the option to register in the fall led to more underrepresented and low-income students taking the AP exams. The idea came straight from educators. More than half of U.S.…

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For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo in the Classroom Isn’t Just a Dream – Education Article

All those ‘90s kids who used to try sneaking their Game Boys into class and playing discreetly under their desks—to no avail, of course—may soon be feeling like they were born in the wrong decade. The gaming devices aren’t being treated as contraband anymore, at least not in the 100 K-12 schools that have welcomed Nintendo products into their classrooms this year to help students develop collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The classroom program, which began in fall…

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At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books – Education Article

Last year, 274,000 classroom projects were imagined, funded and fulfilled because of an idea one teacher had almost two decades ago. That idea gave way to DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit where teachers can create projects and request resources to help their students, and then donors come in to put up the funds. In 2018, it reached classrooms in 52,000 schools, or nearly half of all public schools in the U.S. Because so many educators turn to DonorsChoose to seek out classroom…

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What a New College Board President Means for Students – Education Article

Change is afoot at the College Board. At first glance—and as of Thursday—the nonprofit is just reorganizing its leadership team: The president and chief executive, David Coleman, is now just CEO of the College Board, creating a vacancy so his chief operating officer, Jeremy Singer, can fill the position of president. But the shift at the top represents the first in a series of changes to come, Singer tells EdSurge. In his new position as president, Singer will have more…

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