My name is Asheesh Misra, an IB educator, former IB coordinator and the former President of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools. Currently, I am the IB Program Manager for the Bridging the Equity Gap project.
The project is a result of a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation grant that provides funds to develop services designed to increase the number of low-income students participating and succeeding in the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
Through these articles, my aim is to create a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering underrepresented students for success in life-long learning and college graduation through successful participation in the IB Diploma Programme in public schools. All of the related posts will be available on blogs.ibo.org under e2: Excellence and Equity.
In addition to Progress updates on the grant, I will invite guest authors to speak about the topic of equity and access in the public school system, as well as curate topical articles, op-eds, and report on the global conversation around access to high quality public education.
Within the scope of this project, the IB has developed a Framework for Excellence and Equity (E2 Framework). IB’s Equity and Excellence Framework aims to provide an image of what an equitable school where low-income students have access to the highest levels of achievement would look like. It will also functions as a tool for evaluating a school’s program for excellence and equity and for developing a plan for achieving greater equity the DP. I plan to introduce aspects of the E2 Framework in these articles through dynamic examples of successful access in IB Programmes from around the world.
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- Share your access success story by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org