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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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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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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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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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News from Texas IB Schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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.   Dear Colleagues, I just spoke to Karen Phillips of the Texas IB Schools Association and to our former IB colleague, Ann Wink, about the aftermath […]

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Back To The Basics

Marie Vivas is the IB Americas University Relations Manager. She has overall responsibility for university recognition in the Americas region, working closely with admissions professionals counseling university bound students. Ah yes, August…. Everybody is taking advantage of back to school sales, reading back to school blogs, and chuckling at back to school memes on Facebook. […]

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Choosing A Pathway That Meets Your Needs

Dean Burdick is the primary enrollment adviser to the University of Rochester’s President, Board, Provost and Deans on matters related to campus internationalization, inclusion, diversity and equity. He has transformed and grown the campus to one of the nation’s most complex and diverse private research universities, spending many weeks each year abroad with a particularly […]

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