The International Baccalaureate program—once known mostly for its challenging high school version—is becoming more and more popular with elementary school parents, according to this Washington Post story. The IB’s elementary incarnation, called the Primary Years Programme, is now in 72 U.S. schools. According to the story, parents who choose the program for their children are looking for a more global take on education, along with a challenging curriculum. Education Week looks at the International Baccalaureate program here and explores the reasons why the IB program is getting a boost from the Bush administration’s push for improved math and science.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.