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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last month, IB World magazine spoke to teachers about how they maintain a healthy work-life balance. Now, we’ve asked IB Diploma Programme students how they divide their time between studies and a social life…
Jacquiline Pascual has taught IB Spanish B at Brent International School, Subic, in the Philippines since 2009 and has been an IB examiner since 2013. Jacquiline wrote to us saying: “For the past two years I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach a group of exceptionally talented individuals”. Here, she shares a part of their learning journey. I […]
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 […]
The typical IB Diploma Programme student has more questions on assessments running through their head than are written on the actual exam paper. As the most recent set of IB Diploma Programme assessments finished on 22 May, IB World magazine decided to catch up with some of this year’s hopeful graduates to discover what wise […]
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 […]
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 […]
Aida Ahrari recognized a growing skin cancer crisis in Peru. She founded the Sun Wise Project as an international effort to address this devastating global health concern. She is a graduate of the Cameron Heights Collegiate institute IB Diploma Programme (DP) and is currently pursuing a bachelors of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa […]
You have lessons to organize, a staff meeting to plan for, that great book to finish as well as sign up to the gym class you’ve been meaning to get to. The line between work and home life can become a little blurred at times. Where do teachers find the time while keeping everything under […]
At Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA our belief about the IB and student learning is simple. All of our students take all of their coursework in eleventh and twelfth grade in the Diploma Programme because we believe that the IB transforms all students.
Mindfulness educator and IB parent, Kevin Hawkins, explains the benefits of mindful techniques during stressful exam season. My third (and final) child is about to sit the IB Diploma exams so, as a parent, I understand a fair bit about the stresses and strains of high stakes testing. As an educator, I …
To mark International Dance Day 2015, we are re-publishing this 2014 interview with DP student Bhavishya Ramchander from the United World College South East Asia in Singapore.
The IB is celebrated for the range of opportunities it provides for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, but do these elements sometimes get shunted to the sidelines in the classroom? IB World Magazine investigates