AP-Model-Policy-Components

Education Commission for the States Recommends State-Level AP Policies

A recent report by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) indicates the importance of a comprehensive AP policy approach at the state level. The policy analysis describes how in states with well-developed AP initiatives—AdvanceKentucky being one example—participating students were more likely than their peers to graduate high school, attend a postsecondary institution the following…

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The only terracotta warrior found in one piece.

The Intact Warrior

My name is Greg Hopper-Moore, and I am a project administrator at EPIC. Recently, I had the good fortune to be able to visit Xi’an, China, for two weeks. Xi’an (pronounced “Shee-awn”) is home to over 8.5 million people, and 17 universities have multiple campuses in the metropolitan area. The city itself dates back over…

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Michael, Christine, Ross, Asilia, and Paul at AERA.

EPIC Well Represented at AERA

Left to right are Michael, Christine, Ross, Asilia, and Paul at AERA. EPIC staff members Ross Anderson, Paul Beach, Asilia Franklin, Christine Pitts, and Michael Thier presented at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. They participated in and attended roundtable, poster, and panel presentations for various areas of educational…

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Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (Education Trust)

Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (Education Trust)

Earlier this month, the Education Trust published a new report, Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (available at https://edtrust.org/resource/meandering-toward-graduation/ or below). Wow, I love that descriptive verb meandering! But it certainly causes me to pause and seriously consider the implications of meandering in the lives and futures of our students. What interested…

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