By Marion Halberg The first part of our story is all about the value of a well-trained staff community. In this second part, we look at how we continue to grow the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at our school, and how we engage our school community. A couple of years ago when the IB opened […]
By Marion Halberg Dobbs Ferry High School (DFHS) is a small public high school just north of New York City. The high school has approximately 440 students. Of these students, 13% receive special education services, over 3% are currently below English proficiency and receive ESOL services (English for speakers of other languages), a larger percentage […]
Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) Eighty-five percent of the students at Robinson Secondary School take at least one DP class. That has not always been the case. The coordinators and teachers who make that possible believe in their students and the IB philosophy—and they work hard to support both. The international flavor at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, in the […]
By Kyra Caspary and Katrina Woodworth, originally published by SRI International in March 2016 Since it was established in 1968 to provide high schools students with qualifications that are recognized by universities around the world, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) has developed a reputation for rigorous academic standards. Students who score well enough on individual IB exams can […]
SRI International recently published research entitled National Trends for Low-Income Students 2008-2014 that examines the impact of an IB education on post-secondary success for low-income students in the US. SRI is an American non-profit research institute in California and received funding from the IB’s Bridging the Equity Gap Project to conduct the study. The research findings […]
By Rhonda Broussard In the summer of 2006, I moved my family from Brooklyn, New York, to St. Louis, Missouri, and began searching for the right learning community for my children and myself. On the heels of teaching in Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), I found that most urban schools were expecting […]
The Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) at the US Department of Education recognized Renton High School for providing broad access to IB programmes for low-income communities in the Seattle area. In a news release, “A Focus on Equity and Rigor in Seattle-Area Schools,” OII praised Renton for its success improving access to education and […]
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy recently analyzed research about the successful implementation of the IB Diploma Programme in Chicago Public Schools. After reviewing the research, the institute’s director David Steiner and deputy director Ashley Berner call the results “striking” and “more rigorous than previous work on the IB effect.”
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 […]
By Jayne Pletser I arrived home from the 2015 Inclusive and supportive education congress (ISEC) in Lisbon, feeling energised with new knowledge and proud to have represented the IB at such an important forum for the discussion of all things “inclusion.” The congress concluded with the issuing of The Lisbon Educational Equity Statement, July 2015 (LEES, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Ask anyone who knows him, and they will tell you that Leland Shelton is one of the good guys. Compassionate about improving the lives of others and earnest about the knowledge and resilience it takes to fight the just causes, Leland is a man who beat the odds.