“You’re getting a taste of what’s to come – the work, what teachers expect of you, and the amount of dedication and study you have to put into your work.” That’s how Yolanda Bueso, a sophomore at Grace King High School in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), described her experience this year in…read more
“I have yet to find any schools making more progress by challenging their students less.” That’s the closing line on Jay Mathews’ piece last week that challenges schools to in turn challenge their average and below-average students. Encourage all students to enroll in an AP course and show them that someone believes they are capable of…read more
Earlier this month, College Board released the 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation. Overall, it was good news: the total number of students taking an AP exam almost doubled over the past decade, and the number of low-income students taking the exams almost quadrupled in the same time period. By the numbers, this sounds…read more
This month, students in Jefferson Parish, LA, celebrated their district’s gains in AP enrollment. The increased participation was attributed to the school system’s partnership with Mass Insight Education, and our inclusion of academic and organizational strategies to implement teacher workshops and training for AP instructors. Participating school also increased the number of AP courses they…read more
Today, we continue a series of guest posts by Betsy Doyle (Partner) and Nithin Iyengar (Consultant) in The Bridgespan Group’s Education Practice. Each Wednesday during the month of October, Betsy and Nithin plan to explore key priorities and promising practices from the field. Many of the themes they find in their own conversations coincide with Mass Insight…read more
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