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2012-03-08 21:00:00

Shmoop looks to help students by painting a helpful picture of the AP Art History exam. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the arrival of a brand new addition to the company's AP test guide family. (It´s a girl!) The AP Art History guide breaks down what students can expect to see on the test, and delves deeply into all material on which they are likely to be quizzed — everywhere from ancient Roman sculpture...

2012-01-17 22:00:00

For students interested in acing the AP European History exam, Shmoop now has an extensive guide with full-length practice exams. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of a new online course to help students prepare for their AP European History exam. Shmoop's11-unit guide marches readers through the pivotal events that reshaped European history. The Shmoop guide to AP European History examines the social and...

2011-07-12 06:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students across the country are receiving their Advanced Placement (AP) test scores this summer. Students can take their scores to MyEdu to learn how to save thousands of dollars in college costs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/DA51782LOGO) For the first time, with MyEdu's new credit-by-examination tool, high school students can predetermine the number of college credits and savings gained from taking AP tests in...

2011-03-16 09:56:00

Districts in Chicago; Tampa, Fla.; Hudson County, N.J.; and San Bernadino, Calif. to Be Recognized at the AP® Annual Conference in July 388 US Public School Districts Make the AP Achievement List for Significant Gains in AP Access and Student Performance NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four school districts in the nation will be honored by the College Board with 2011 AP® District of the Year awards for opening AP classroom doors to...

2010-09-20 13:30:00

DALLAS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) and two long-time foundation partners celebrated a milestone today in the Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) with the announcement of a new grant agreement. A three-year $1.5 million grant from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation, along with continuing support from the O'Donnell Foundation and Dallas ISD, will expand the program to all 32 Dallas high schools starting this school year and...

2010-04-19 09:40:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an annual yearly growth rate of 9.3 percent over the last two decades, Advanced Placement courses have become a juggernaut in American high school education. AP courses are routinely perceived as an indicator of educational rigor, and many schools push to enroll low-income or minority students in these courses in the hope of preparing them for success in college-level courses. (Photo:...

2009-10-06 11:01:49

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. The study finds that black and Hispanic students are less likely to enroll in advanced courses than their white peers because they arrive to high school with lower scores on eighth grade statewide exams. In fact, when black and Hispanic students have the same 8th grade...

2008-08-26 09:00:32

Nearly 60 percent more students will be taking more challenging math and science courses at high schools in six states this fall, thanks to the National Math and Science Initiative, a nationwide effort to improve American achievement and competitiveness. More than 13,000 students have enrolled in Advanced Placement* math, science and English courses in schools that have received support for AP training and incentives from NMSI, up dramatically from the 8,700 plus who enrolled last year....

2008-08-26 00:00:32

By Jeremy Singer-Vine More and more school districts are banking on improving student performance using cash incentives - a $1,000 payout for high test scores, for example. But whether they work is hard to say. In the latest study of student-incentive programs, researchers examining a 12-year-old program in Texas found that rewarding pupils for achieving high scores on tough tests can work. A handful of earlier studies of programs in Ohio, Israel and Canada have had mixed conclusions;...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'