Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Publication date: Apr 30, 2015

Posted by Caralee Adams on April 28, 2015.

Recognizing the need to get more underrepresented students into college-level courses in high school, a group of education, nonprofit, and business leaders are giving $100 million to identify and enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes over the next three years.

The announcement was made in WashingtonTuesday where the partnering organizations met to discuss the project, spearheaded by Equal Opportunity Schools, a Seattle-based nonprofit. Other donors and participants in the initiative include the College Board, which administers the AP program, the International Baccalaureate organization, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which supports low-income, high-achieving students, Google, and Tableau Software, Inc. (The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation also supports some coverage of low-income, high-achieving students inEducation Week.) Members of the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force were also part of the meeting today and the commitment is one of several announced in the past year in support of the initiative.

Read the full article in Education Week, College Bound.

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