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Increasing access to the IB for low-income and minority students

Approximately 45% of children under the age of 18 in the United States are from low-income families. Furthermore, the percentage of children living in poverty appears to be on the rise1. With this growing number of low-income students, it is critical that US educational programs make targeted efforts to ensure that low-income students are provided with […]

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IB graduate blazing a trail in Mexico

The IB Diploma Programme, coupled with his innate talent, enabled 17-year old Daniel Gómez to become one of the youngest and most innovative entrepreneurs in Mexico, patenting biodiesel fuel. Education is one of the most important issues in Mexico, and is fundamental to the progress and success of its young people. Daniel Gómez Íñiguez, a high […]

Los participantes se reúnen en un evento de difusión comunitaria en el Rainier Beach High School de Seattle. Colin Pierce declaró que los eventos ofrecen un espacio para discutir los problemas de la comunidad, incluido el impacto nacional de la violencia racial. (Fotografía cedida por Mike Fritz)

How Marvin Gaye and Nikki Giovanni help my students discuss racial violence

This engaging and thought-provoking article was recently written by Colin Pierce, a Language arts teacher and IB Diploma Programme Coordinator at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. It was published by PBS.org in their Teachers’ Lounge on 25 June 2015. Asheesh Misra—the IB’s Programme Manager for the ‘Bridging the Equity Gap’ project in the US—was […]

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University Admissions Officers suggest DP as best preparation for workplace and university

Take a look at the key findings from the 2015 University Admissions Officers report in the info-graphic below. The survey gathered feedback from University Admissions Officers at 80 different universities and colleges spanning all university groups in the UK. ACS International Schools (ACS) has conducted the annual report for the past nine years. Now in […]

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“Mr. Quinn, no one wants to eat that cheeseburger …”

This post is part of Excellence and Equity, a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering under-represented students for success in life-long learning. Subscribe to E2 updates or write to us directly to share your access success story. Our project’s E2 (Excellence and Equity) framework aims to provide an image of what an equitable […]

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What are the impacts of learning in two languages?

How do International Baccalaureate (IB) students perform when learning in a second language? Which students pursue the bilingual diploma? How does their performance compare with standard diploma candidates? To address these questions and more the IB Global Centre, Bethesda recently welcomed Keira Ballantyne of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and Tracy Tressler of the […]