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Catherine Tømte will give a keynote about balancing digital and analogue teaching practices at the 2020 European Education Festival.

Engaging students through active learning

Technology has the potential to help teachers in the classroom, but what is the best way to integrate it into everyday learning? Professor Cathrine Tømte will address this topic in her keynote session at the 2020 European Education Festival.

Ziyaan Virji together with his team at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

Young IB student receives the Diana Award

IB Diploma Programme (DP) student Ziyaan Virji was recently awarded the Diana Award for his efforts to provide girls with the necessary sanitation resources they need. Here is how he plans on empowering women through his organization.

How IB schools are celebrating International Year of Indigenous Languages

Since the UN declared 2019 as the ‘International Year of Indigenous Language, more than 800 events have taken place around the world. Here is how SenPokChin (senpaq’cin) celebrated this important holiday.

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How we embraced the IB Learner Profile, and access and equity for all (Part I)

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 […]

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Challenged to succeed

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 […]

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Access to IB programmes in the US increases for low-income students

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 […]

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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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Developing student agency improves equity and access

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 […]