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Introducing global debates to local schools

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.

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Fostering global citizenship

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, […]

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How can we tackle the learning crisis?

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.

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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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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 […]

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U.S. Department of Education recognizes Seattle-area IB schools for equity and rigor

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 […]

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Johns Hopkins Institute examines IB programme success within Chicago Public Schools

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.”