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The Tale of Test-Flexible Policies: Thoughts from Boston University and Fordham University

Questions of access, equity and diversity have become mainstream conversations not only within the educational world but the world, in general. From political elections to school policy, many industries are committed to understanding the ways in which we make opportunities for upward mobility more available for diverse populations. When it comes to those in higher […]

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Math Curriculum Cycle

IB MATH IS CHANGING!!! IB MATH IS CHANGING!!!

Marie Vivas is the IB Americas Senior Development Manager. She has overall responsibility for university recognition in the Americas region, working closely with admissions professionals counseling university bound students. This is a hot topic for colleagues who work with IB students around the world. Here in the IB office we have been fielding questions from […]

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Need to train your staff on IB, then read this!

As the summer comes to an end, everybody is taking advantage of back to school sales, reading back to school blogs, and chuckling at back to school memes on Facebook. But for leaders in university admissions, back to school often means organizing staff training sessions, and putting newly trained admissions officers on the road. Around […]

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College Bound

Get Involved With College Signing Day 2018!

Celebrate the future 2018 graduating class on May 1st for College Signing Day! The Reach Higher initiative, led by former first lady Michelle Obama, uses this time to feature short videos of students to celebrate College Signing Day. Check out last year’s participation! Help us once again support her campaign by creating your own IB […]

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Career and technical education is not an alternative pathway

Bisma Sheikh is the IB Americas Development Associate and an IB Diploma Programme graduate. Growing up in a rural Virginia community, if you weren’t being encouraged to pursue an advanced diploma with dual-enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses, there was a pretty good chance that you were in one of the vocational training programs, […]

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Upcoming Webinars: Learning more about the IB Programmes

Here in Regional Development, we work to not only support universities and counselors with IB recognition issues, but “development” is truly like “two sides of the same coin.” As interested schools consider bringing on an IB programme, the question inevitably arises, “what will be the outcomes of IB graduates?” “what is the return on investment?” […]

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Expanding Opportunities for IB Students: Becoming Vocal in Spaces That Matter

Marie Vivas is the IB Americas Senior Development Manager. She has overall responsibility for university recognition in the Americas region, working closely with admissions professionals counseling university bound students. In our little corner of the IB world we are always looking for opportunities to increase student access to higher education and to prepare them for […]

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