The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Learn About Integrating African Diaspora Content Into Your Courses

“Whether you’re reuniting with colleagues from our summer event in New Orleans or joining us for the first time, this workshop is designed to enrich your approach to incorporating African Diaspora topics into your AP Seminar classrooms. Part social gathering, part professional learning, the workshop will be an opportunity to share and reflect on highlights […]

See The Pilot AP African American Studies Course In Action

“Since 2022, nearly 15,000 students and hundreds of teachers in more than 40 states have helped pilot AP African American Studies. (The course will be available nationally in the 2024-25 school year.) College Board visited some of them, in Baltimore, Houston, and Baton Rouge, to see the course in action—and to hear directly from those […]

College Board Shares 2021 AP Content Expectations, Schedule, And Supports

“Maintaining the traditional scope of AP Exams was a challenging decision… Please know we honor and respect choices you may make to focus on fewer topics in a difficult year. The skills students develop in your course are often more valuable than how much content they get through, and students who cover fewer topics in […]


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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