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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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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 […]

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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Education in times of crisis

In light of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, students and teachers from the International School Nido de Aguilas and Santiago College, in Chile, reflect on the earthquake that swept the country in 2010. They tell IB World magazine how they managed to provide an education through this uncertain time and pulled together to help rebuild […]

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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 […]

De izquierda a derecha, estos son los cinco alumnos del PD con sus premios: Nick Eden (Nueva Zelanda): 2.° premio de Humanidades; Blanca Serrano (España): 1.er premio de Humanidades y viaje al Foro internacional de ciencia joven de Londres; Anna Townsend (Reino Unido): 2.° premio de Ciencias/Tecnología y viaje a la Semana internacional de investigación sobre flora y fauna de Suiza; Benedetta De Luigi (Italia): 3.er premio de Ciencias/Tecnología y viaje a la Feria internacional de ciencia e ingeniería de INTEL (la competencia internacional de ciencias de nivel preuniversitario más grande del mundo).

Prize-winning DP students at Young Researchers competition

Five Diploma Programme (DP) students from The International School of Stavanger recently entered the Young Norwegian Researchers Competition where each of them won prizes =– together they won more awards than any other school in Norway. Their bounty of winnings included trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (the world’s largest international pre-university science […]

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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 […]

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IB Regional Councils connect the organization with schools

James MacDonald is Chair of the IB Asia Pacific Regional Council and Head of School at NIST International School in Thailand. We wanted to find out more about the role of the regional council and how their work supports schools, educators and students, as well as supporting the IB itself. What is the role of […]

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Making the most of IB research for teaching, learning and practice

As a research-driven organization, the IB invests in research to underpin, inform and enhance the development of IB programmes. The IB Global Research department aims to help teachers, administrators and schools make the most of this valuable resource to provide the best possible education and opportunities for students.   What kind of research is available […]

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Next Generation Girls

A collaborative effort between teachers and parents can help highlight the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer female students, Trudy Norris-Grey tells IB World magazine at the everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing women in Technology event