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DP students achieve high enrollment and graduation rates at U.S. postsecondary institutions

With a global emphasis being placed on preparation for post-secondary education while students are in high school, new research suggests that IB Diploma Programme (DP) students (including both diploma earners and non-earners) are thriving in universities. Recent research by Dr. Liz Bergeron from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse indicates that DP candidates, including those who received a diploma […]

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Challenging courses, not SAT prep, will produce better outcomes

This engaging and thought-provoking article was recently written by Cindy Harcum, Principle at Baltimore City College and published by The Baltimore Sun on 8 September 2015. Asheesh Misra—the IB’s Programme Manager for the ‘Bridging the Equity Gap’ project in the US—was compelled to share the story with the IB community as part of the E2 Excellence and Equity […]

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What makes a dynamic workshop experience?

By Sol Perez Sol gives some insight into the IB workshop experience. Face-to-face workshops are a great opportunity, not only for teachers new to the IB, but also for more experienced teachers as they are able to share what they have learned and discover tips and secrets to help their students ace their exams. Sol […]

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IB World Schools turn Egypt ‘green’ and San Diego ‘brown’

Two schools tell IB World magazine about what they’re doing to help the environment and protect the planet San Diego, US Pacific Beach Middle School students in San Diego were inspired by 2015’s Global Youth Service Day to create a number of environmental projects. MYP student Chloe Pardo launched a webpage and social media pages, […]

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A learning expedition to India’s land of islands

Guru charan kumar and Bhagirathy Jhingran are Diploma Programme (DP) teachers at Pathways World School in Delhi, India. They teach environmental systems and societies (ESS) and geography, respectively. In December 2014, they took a group of 20 DP students on a field expedition to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (A&N islands). Here they tell us […]

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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

Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year 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 […]

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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 […]