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Latest trends on bridging the equity gap

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 […]

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MYP community project gave our students energy and enthusiasm for learning

The community project encourages students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. As Middle Years Programme (MYP) educators implement the project, here’s some educator feedback on how it can make a difference to students, teachers, schools and communities. “From the moment [the MYP community project] was introduced, the […]

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Ready for MYP eAssessment? Take a quiz

2016 marks the beginning of an exciting new way of evaluating student development. For the first time, the whole community of schools offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) will take part in a globally standardized assessment. MYP schools will take part in one or both of the following: All schools with MYP students in Year […]

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Siva Kumari explains how the IB engenders the ethos of international-mindedness

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US celebrated their 130th annual conference in November 2015. IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was honoured to attend the event and joined a veritable “who’s who” of speakers from the world of education. We have taken some excerpts from Siva’s keynote speech—Intercultural Competence: […]

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Technological advancements in DP assessment

The IB Assessment Division has the challenge of meeting the demands of both modern educational technologies and the growing numbers of Diploma Programme candidates worldwide while maintaining the quality of the Diploma Programme’s assessment standards. In terms of growth, we can use Ecuador as an example of the kind of growth that we need to […]

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Approaches to compassion and humility

By Neil Bunting One of the attributes of the IB Learner Profile is ‘caring’ with a focus on empathy, respect and compassion, plus a commitment to service and making a positive difference to others. Compassion and humility are caring characteristics expected of an IB learner and aligned with the belief that students studying an IB […]