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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What should a diverse and inclusive classroom look like?
How do you develop inclusion in your classroom? We hear seven perspectives from our community to provoke thought into how we can make our classrooms more diverse.
Forgotten history of the Kaifeng Jewish community
Cultural and history junkie, Nicholas Zhang, was intrigued when he first heard of the Kaifeng Jews. Find out how he plans on keeping the community’s legacy alive.
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.
How I helped young students excel in MUN
After realizing his passion for Model United Nations (MUN) in high school, IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Ishan Singh mentored young students to become better delegates.
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.
Exploring another reality using technology
Is there a perfect solution for an ideal learning environment? Professor Pierre Dillenbourg addresses learning environments in this Q&A ahead of the European Education Festival 2020.
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.
An art battle supplies much-needed formula to food banks
Purchasing baby formula can be expensive in your first year as a parent, but this IB Diploma Programme (DP) student found a way to make it affordable for people in North Bay, Canada.
An education without any boundaries
Beyond the Border project, by IB Diploma Programme (DP) students from Lamar Academy makes an impact in Texas.
Find what inspires you and use it as your fuel
Inspired by her parents, Diana Ton made sure to follow her passion for the arts throughout her academic studies.
How we embraced the IB Learner Profile, and access and equity for all (Part II)
By Marion Halberg The first part of our story is all about the value of a well-trained staff community. In this second part, we look at how we continue to grow the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at our school, and how we engage our school community. A couple of years ago when the IB opened […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]