By Russell Haythorn, 7News Denver | August 3, 2015
“[It’s a] whole new adventure and journey for me that I’m looking forward to because from then on, it’s an investment into what I will be doing for the rest of my life,” she said.
DU was a school she thought she didn’t have a chance at two years ago, before supportive teachers at Arvada High convinced her to take Advanced Placement courses. READ MORE >
By Crystal Anderson, Arvada Press | July 20, 2015
“The biggest part of teaching an AP class is instilling the confidence that ‘I can do this’ in our students,” said Michele Gillis, an AP language and literature teacher at Cedaredge High School on the state’s western slope. READ MORE >
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July 21, 2015
DENVER, CO – A powerful new resource for Colorado educators, students, and STEM supporters — the Colorado STEMworks database — will make it easier than ever to partner with successful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs to ensure Colorado students have access to the education and experiences needed to succeed in Colorado’s increasingly innovation-based economy.
Seven programs are the first to be accepted into the new Colorado STEMworks database, which was launched in January through a partnership among The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), Colorado Technology Association (CTA), and Change the Equation (CTEq) to identify and promote effective STEM education programs. The programs also will become part of CTEq’s national database. Read more →
By Susan Gonzalez, Chalkbeat Colorado | July 17, 2015
When Miranda Schaelling started an Advanced Placement environmental science course three years ago at Harrison High School in Colorado Springs only 16 students enrolled. But next fall, her class roster will boast 126 students.
Her key to increasing enrollment? Encourage everyone to join, regardless of science proficiency, and to not worry about the end-of-year test many students take for college credit. READ MORE >
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July 13, 2015
DENVER, CO – More than half of U.S. high school students who show potential to succeed in rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) coursework never enroll. Yet, research shows that high school students who take AP classes are far more likely to go to and graduate from college.
That’s why the one-of-a-kind College Board-certified AP for All Summer Institute (APSI) provides AP teachers with the tools, strategies, and resources to ensure all students succeed — even those who aren’t top achievers, who are learning English, or who are living in poverty. Read more →
By The Colorado Education Initiative, YourHub | June 19, 2015
The one-of-a-kind, four-day AP for All Summer Institute (APSI) Tuesday, July 14-Friday, July 17 at Metropolitan State University of Denver, gives educators the support and training to teach Advanced Placement (AP) courses to all students, especially those typically underrepresented in AP classes. READ MORE >