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Eileen Ambrose | October 24, 2012
The cost of in-state tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities has gone up by about $400, according to a new report by the College Board. The increase is less than years past. But also in the past, federal aid more than kept pace with rising tuition, and so the average cost for students actually went down, the group said. Now, federal aid is no longer rapidly increasing. College Board found that the majority of undergrad students paid an average of about $2,900 in tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 school year, after subtracting the typical financial aid package of $5,750.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | August 13, 2014
Low-income students in Maryland who decide to take the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests will get some subsidies from the federal government to help cover some of the cost. The federal government announced Tuesday that it is awarding Maryland a $635,000 grant to help pay for the tests. Maryland was one of more than 40 states to receive funding totaling $28.4 million. The Advanced Placement tests now cost $89 a test, and some students will take more than one test.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 6, 1997
Guess who flunked the SAT?The College Board itself.Admitting it made a mistake in a math problem, the organization that oversees the Scholastic Assessment Test, the most widely used college admissions exam, is adjusting the scores of 45,000 students -- upward, by as much as 30 points.The mistake was detected by a student who alerted the College Board and the Educational Testing Service, which devises the questions, that an algebra item had more than one correct answer, depending on how part of it was interpreted.
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Sports Digest | August 9, 2014
Baseball Mussina to enter Little League Hall Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held before the world championship game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Mussina will be the 48th person enshrined. Mussina, from nearby Montoursville, Pa., was elected in 2001 to the Little League International board of directors. He's in his sixth year as a Little League coach and his 17th as an MLL volunteer board member.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | December 9, 1992
Anne Arundel Community College students may not have to walk a mile for their Camel, but they may have to go at least 50 feet from the main entrance of any campus building to smoke it.The Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees is considering revisions to the college's smoking policy that would prohibit smoking in all campus buildings and within 50 feet of main entrances, effective Feb. 1.Last night, the trustees deadlocked 3-3 on a vote to approve...
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2002
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Eric J. Smith has been elected chairman of the College Board, continuing his emergence as a national figure in the education community. Smith, who has been a member of the nonprofit organization's board of trustees since 2000, becomes only the second schools superintendent to hold the two-year unpaid post. Traditionally, the board has been led by post-secondary education officials. The College Board, a membership association of more than 4,200 schools and colleges, administers the SAT college entrance exam and created the Advanced Placement Program.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | February 1, 2006
John Cornillon, an English teacher at Harbor City High School, an alternative school in Baltimore, is one of six teachers in the nation who have been awarded the first College Board Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing. Cornillon will receive a $2,000 grant for his methods to inspire students and develop their writing skills. He will be recognized Feb. 16 at the College Board's Middle States Regional Forum in Philadelphia. The award was named for Bob Costas, a broadcaster and author, for his work on behalf of the College Board's National Commission on Writing.
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November 16, 1994
Four graduates of South Carroll High School's Class of 1994 have been named Advanced Placement (AP) scholars by the College Board for outstanding achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Examination.T. Paul Callis qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor award by earning a grade of three or above on four or more AP examinations, with an average grade of 3.25.Elizabeth Mariner, Michael O'Connell and Douglas Zwiselsberger won AP Scholar Awards by completing three or more AP Examinations with grades of three or higher.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2002
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Eric J. Smith has been elected chairman of the College Board, continuing his emergence as a national figure in the education community. Smith, who has been a member of the nonprofit organization's board of trustees since 2000, becomes only the second schools superintendent to hold the two-year unpaid post. Traditionally, the board has been led by post-secondary education officials. The College Board, a membership association of more than 4,200 schools and colleges, administers the SAT college entrance exam and created the Advanced Placement Program.
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By Claudia Moessinger and Claudia Moessinger,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | December 1, 1996
Holly McGreevy was in the top 5 percent of her class at North Harford High School, took honors and Advanced Placement courses and studied for the Scholastic Assessment Test by reading through the sample test booklet provided by the College Board.But during the drive to the test site, she panicked."My friend was quizzing me with vocabulary words from handmade flash cards during the trip," she said. "It made me feel really stupid because I didn't know any of the words."The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, says this type of cramming the morning of the test isn't the right thing to do. It will only stress students.
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By Marin Langlieb | August 1, 2014
To the people at the College Board: Thank you for redesigning the SAT, effective spring 2016. No, seriously. Even though I will be the last class to take the regular SAT, I appreciate your kindness in not making future generations memorize words like "execrable" and "lassitude" and declining to take points off because I'm human and occasionally answer questions wrong. But while I thank you for trying to make it better, the only way to make the SAT perfect is to get rid of it. The SAT is a 225-minute race to the finish line encompassing everything schools have been trying to prepare students for since pre-school.
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BY KRISHANA DAVIS, kdavis@baltsun.com | June 27, 2014
Over the last six years, enrollment in Advance Placement testing across Harford County Public Schools has increased, but that increase has not necessarily translated into more students passing the exams. Students who pass Advanced Placement exams are afforded by many colleges and universities the option of skipping a comparable college level course, or receiving college credit for the course or both, so AP programs are often regarded as giving college-bound high school students a jump on collegiate academics.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 20, 2014
The most important function of people elected or appointed to boards, councils and commissions overseeing public institutions is to strike a balance between making sure the public institution in question has enough money to do what needs to be done, and to make sure the public's money is well spent in that endeavor. Sometimes, this means making the unpopular decision to raise taxes or fees. Sometimes, it means preventing mission creep and the associated increases in spending. An oversight body that does its job properly over time will end up having to do a little of both.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
The SAT — that anxiety-provoking test required for so many college applications — is being redesigned to focus more on classroom learning and less on brain teasers. The College Board announced Wednesday that its revised SAT will be ready in the spring of 2016. The new version will have two parts, "evidence-based reading and writing" and math, and will return to a highest possible score of 1600. An optional essay question will be graded separately. "I hope it takes some of the intense anxiety of this high-stakes exam away," said Barbara Gill, assistant vice president of undergraduate admissions at the University of Maryland, College Park and a College Board trustee.
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January 31, 2014
I read The Sun's investigative report on Advanced Placement courses ("Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP," Jan. 18) with great interest, in part because our school, on principle, has never offered AP classes. Our rationale is simple: We believe the AP program and its heavy weighting toward the memorization and recitation of facts inhibits the development of critical thinking skills and deeper conceptual understanding. It is heartening to see that the College Board has begun to acknowledge and address this significant pedagogical shortcoming.
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January 29, 2014
I believe that all high school educators recognize the importance of challenging our very best students, while simultaneously helping them develop the critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and habits of mind needed for success in today's world. I am not convinced that Advanced Placement courses achieve those goals ("Some parents, educators are rethinking the role of AP," Jan. 18). AP courses unquestionably provide challenge. But the courses, by design, are narrowly focused and do not cross disciplines.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2000
Baltimore County public schools and the College Board are expected to enter into an alliance today - the first effort of its kind in Maryland - to help students better prepare for college and the often rigorous admissions process. Under the agreement, scheduled to be signed this morning, all sophomores at the county's public high schools would take the PSAT, a preliminary version of the standardized college test, next month. The pact also includes provisions for test analysis, workshops for students, teachers, parents and counselors and expanded Advanced Placement course offerings.
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By Shweta Govindarajan and Shweta Govindarajan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 22, 2003
WASHINGTON - The cost of higher education across the United States has risen more than 40 percent over the past 10 years, according to a study released yesterday by the College Board. The annual report, "Trends in College Pricing," said declines in state funding, endowments and fund raising contributed to soaring tuition costs at four-year public and private universities. "In a troubled economy, colleges are faced with ... holding down prices without sacrificing educational quality," said Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board, a nonprofit group that owns the SAT, a standardized test that many colleges require for admission.
NEWS
January 26, 2014
As a retired AP English teacher, I appreciated Liz Bowie 's extensive discussion of the current misuses and abuses of the College Board's AP program ( "Some parents, educators rethinking the role of AP," Jan. 18). I participated in national AP conferences in Los Angeles in 2003 and Houston in 2005. On both occasions, one message consistently came through loud and clear: From the College Board's point of view, the program is not about taking and passing the AP exams. It is intended to create a special atmosphere, a learning climate for high school students looking for an educational experience more challenging than they find provided in their high schools' honors courses.
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January 25, 2014
While I appreciate letter writer Linda Jacobs' position regarding Advanced Placement courses, for her to call them foolishness is excessive and lacks any appreciation of what the purpose of an AP course is ( "AP courses don't equal education," Jan. 22). The purpose of an AP course is to prepare a student for an AP exam. However, you don't have to take an AP course to take that exam, although it is recommended. Different colleges have different standards for accepting AP credits.
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