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 […]
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High expectations for all students at Sturgis Charter Public School
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.
Leland Shelton beat the odds to succeed at Harvard Law
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.
IB English for all
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 […]
Outreach means leaving the school building
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 on excellence and equity for all students regardless of circumstance
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 […]
How can we get more U.S. colleges and universities to grant credit for SL classes?
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.
Costa Rican IB association embraces its role in the 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: Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry Scholarship for Economics
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.
Bringing the IB to South Africa
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 […]
Ramiro Febres: Expanding access and inspiring students
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 […]
Yokohama International School, Japan – Piloting Open World Schools for DP students
Yokohama International School in Japan is one of four IB World Schools participating in the Open World Schools pilot. The pilot is exploring how an authentic IB Diploma Programme (DP) experience can be extended to students online, who would otherwise be unable to access an IB education.