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AP Course Audit Celebrates 10th Year

At EPIC, we firmly believe that our schools and our society have the responsibility to prepare students for life, not just tests. In today’s global, connected world, information itself is available 24/7. In the end, it’s no longer about what you know, but what you can do with this knowledge. And programs like the AP Course Audit support our educational systems in creating the talent supply chains necessary to effectively power our future!

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Career Academies at Valley High School

Over the past year and a half, the ESP team has supported Valley’s goal to have all of its students participating in academies by providing technical assistance in the development, growth, and implementation of a wall-to-wall academies model. With over 40 years worth of research showing that the academy model is one of the best strategies for high school improvement and reform, increasing the likelihood of high school graduation particularly for at-risk students and Latino and African American males, it has been the school’s mission to build on the strength of their academies and ensure that all students have the opportunity be part of an academy community. As they have made this shift, the school leadership and ESP team have been intentional about engaging a diverse group of stakeholders throughout the process to ensure school-wide buy-in. The wall-to-wall academies design team is made up of teachers, administrators, students, parents, community partners, and staff from High School Inc.

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Investing in Our Future

As the Associate Director of Transfer Admissions at Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn, I met each day with students to discuss their higher education goals. It was my job to review their transcripts from their previous school with them, recommend classes they should be taking, and discuss the requirements of LIU’s programs. But, more often…

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California College Readiness Block Grant

Beginning this fall (2016) and continuing into spring 2017, the California Department of Education will be sending College Readiness Block Grant monies directly to qualifying local educational agencies. You do not need to do anything to qualify. The DOE will be using student data for grades 9-12 to assure that LEAs who served at least…