ERIC Number: ED448523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-11
A Forum To Expand Advanced Placement Opportunities: Increasing Access and Improving Preparation in High Schools. Transcript of Proceedings (Washington, D.C., February 11, 2000).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This transcript reproduces a Department of Education/College Board-sponsored discussion on ways to expand advanced-placement (AP) opportunities in high schools. The deliberations opened with a presentation by Terry Peterson, Senior Advisor to Education Secretary Richard Riley, in which he focused on the importance of AP courses for minority and low-income students. He was followed by Gerry Tirozzi, head of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, who discussed the need to raise academic standards for everyone. Tirozzi also touched on ways to ensure teacher quality and mentioned the correlation between college success and the AP courses that students take. The next two speakers, Richard Riley and Gaston Caperton, the latter being President of the College Board, presented the two keynote speeches for the conference. Secretary Riley focused on the heightened expectations for all students and the desire that all students eventually take AP courses. Secretary Riley's speech was followed by Mr. Caperton, who reiterated the importance of AP courses in all students' lives. Other presenters included Bryan Barnett, Vice President of Apex Learning, who discussed the role of distance education in AP courses; Karen Deaver, a teacher who demonstrated how the Virtual High School works; and others. (Includes an index.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Transcript was produced from a tape recording. For other transcripts of the proceedings, see EA 030 792-795.