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The power and purpose of HBCUs

Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Ashleigh Fields is a student at Howard University, of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. She offers her thoughts on why she chose this university, the history these prominent institutions, and how her identity has become a part of her university experience. This is ­­her third story […]

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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 […]