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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA our belief about the IB and student learning is simple. All of our students take all of their coursework in eleventh and twelfth grade in the Diploma Programme because we believe that the IB transforms all students.
Ask anyone who knows him, and they will tell you that Leland Shelton is one of the good guys. Compassionate about improving the lives of others and earnest about the knowledge and resilience it takes to fight the just causes, Leland is a man who beat the odds.
Carol Burris and John Murphy tell us about their approach to having as many students as possible participate in IB courses. South Side High School has detracked classes at each grade level and in all subject areas. The IB curriculum informs their 9th and 10th grade courses so that all students will be prepared for […]
Rainier Beach High School in Seattle is building a community of alumni, parent, and student leaders committed to learning as much as they can about the Diploma Program, and sharing that knowledge with their peers. It’s called a Community Cafe.
Asheesh Misra, IB Program Manager for the Bridging the Equity Gap project, aims to create a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering underrepresented students for success in life-long learning and college graduation through successful participation in the IB Diploma Programme in public schools. All of the related posts will be available on […]
Marie Vivas, IB Americas University Relations Manager, responds to this question raised by IB Counselors and Coordinators. She offers a unique perspective from within the IB and highlights the resources available to the entire IB community.
There are 17 schools in Costa Rica that are authorized to deliver the Diploma Programme (DP) with a further 3 schools planned by 2017. The Costa Rican IB Association, Asobitico, continues to be instrumental in the implementation of the DP in Costa Rican schools.
Funding Opportunities: The Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is awarding scholarships to Singaporean nationals and permanent residents planning to begin an undergraduate education in Economics. Scholarships will be awarded to students seeking their economics degrees from top universities in Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
Denise Michel is the Primary Years Programme coordinator and vice-principal at the International School of Hout Bay in Capetown, South Africa. The school is one of two in the country that offer the PYP and the only one to offer the Diploma Programme. Michel was instrumental in implementing the programme at her school, which she […]
In his daily life as an IB coordinator at Colegio Pestalozzi (Colegio Suizo del Peru) in Peru, Ramiro Febres works to improve access to an IB education for as many students as possible regardless of their personal circumstances. He also is the president of the Peruvian Association of IB World Schools (La Asociación de Colegios […]