Every year, IB Diploma Programme students at Lincoln Community School attend a conference as part of its Ghana Model United Nations (GHAMUN) programme. Students from LCS and other international schools in Ghana and West Africa have the opportunity to simulate UN-style debates, to help them learn about diplomacy, negotiation, international relations, and current global challenges.
IB World magazine investigates what is being done to ensure all students have equal access to college.
Kala Parasuram, Assessment Access and Inclusion Manager at the IB Global Center in Cardiff, Wales, discusses additional time for examinations, access arrangements, and why it’s important for teachers and students to work closely together for these accommodations.
Author and human rights activist Ishmael Beah, the third and final speaker for the 2019 IB Global Conference in New Orleans, talks to IB World about how his teachers helped him come to terms with his past as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
Welcoming refugee children is at the heart of the International Community School’s mission, says its Principal Julie Allen In a world torn apart by conflict, one IB World School in Decatur, Georgia, US, has dedicated itself to bringing together refugee, immigrant and local children. Founded in 2002, the International Community School (ICS) serves 400 students, […]
An MYP student with a visual impairment has excelled in the MYP eAssessment. The IB’s Dr Kala Parasuram tells IB World magazine how making the examinations accessible was a learning experience for everyone.
At the World Bank Group annual meeting, leaders gathered to discuss the large gap in educational standards around the world. Ocie Grimsley watched via live stream to recap the possible solutions to the learning crisis brought forward by five panelists.
University of Michigan representative Kedra Ishop, along with Princeton University’s Kevin Hudson and De Paul University’s Brian Spittle, explain how the IB prepares all students, including under-served students, for success.
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 […]
Eastern Mediterranean International School, in Israel, is uniting a diverse range of students to bring peace and tackle real world issues. IB World magazine finds out how…
IB World editor Sophie-Marie Odum reflects on her time at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), in Doha, Qatar, which discussed the challenges that education faces in today’s world
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 […]
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year 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 […]
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.”