Note from Gaston
April has been an especially busy month for the College Board. As you’ll see in this month’s issue of Connection, we, along with the Pew Internet & American Life Project, released a study about the effect of the Internet and technology on students’ writing. Because the national survey shows that parents and teens place a very high value on the importance of writing for success in life, it confirms what the National Commission on Writing and the College Board have been so focused on. The report also provides insight into innovative approaches to writing instruction.
You’ll also read about two “first-ever” conferences held this month by the College Board. In partnership with Asia Society, we welcomed more than 700 educators and elected officials from 44 U.S. states, China, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, the U.K. and Israel to the first National Chinese Language Conference in the United States. Our National Office for School Counseling Advocacy held its first national conference on the impact of school counselors in preparing all students for postsecondary success. I also hope you will take the time to visit the Midwestern and the Middle States regional pages to read about two remarkable high school students who won $50,000 college scholarships. As one of the winners said, high school students are capable of conducting real scientific research, and I’m sure you’ll share my admiration for their work.
I draw your attention to these activities because woven through all of them is the common thread of inspiration. You, our members, motivate, educate and inspire students every day. You all inspire us at the College Board as well.
We are working to do everything possible to provide you with the services, resources and information you need to continue to help students succeed.
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