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Education Opinion How to Make IB Diploma Programmes More Equitable
Schools frequently define success in the Diploma Programme by how many students earn the IB diploma. Guest blogger Loren Baron argues that's the wrong metric.
Guest Blogger & Loren Baron, August 19, 2019
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Curriculum International Baccalaureate to Eliminate $172 Registration Fee
The organization hopes the change, which will take place starting with the next round of exams in November, will make it more affordable for students to take the tests.
Sarah Schwartz, July 24, 2019
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Teaching Opinion Response: Strategies for Creating a Successful IB or AP Program
Today's guests -Tan Huynh, Sean Llewellyn and Andrew Miller - share their reflections on what makes a successful IB or AP program.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 18, 2018
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Education Opinion What are the Keys to a Successful IB or AP Program?
The new question-of-the-week is: What are the keys to a successful International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement program?
Larry Ferlazzo, August 14, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness In Age of High Tech, Old-School Cambridge Curriculum Makes Unlikely Gains
A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 21, 2018
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Kailee Giles, center, an AP student at Tumwater High School in Washington, worries that skipping the AP exam will “look weird” on her high school transcript. But she may not have a choice if her school or district can’t help her defray the higher cost this year.
Kailee Giles, center, an AP student at Tumwater High School in Washington, worries that skipping the AP exam will “look weird” on her high school transcript. But she may not have a choice if her school or district can’t help her defray the higher cost this year.
Ian C. Bates for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Schools Grappling With Fee Hikes for AP Exams
Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
Catherine Gewertz, January 17, 2017
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Assessment Opinion A Diploma for Deeper Learning: A System for 22nd-Century Skills
The International Baccalaureate serves as a model for a "subsystem" that would encourage schools to adopt project-based learning and certify that students have attained deeper-learning competencies, Jal Mehta argues.
Jal Mehta, June 10, 2016
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Tijuan Holmes, right, focuses on his work in Gualter Moura’s AP Calculus class at Mission Bay High School in San Diego. The district aims to enroll more low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.
Tijuan Holmes, right, focuses on his work in Gualter Moura’s AP Calculus class at Mission Bay High School in San Diego. The district aims to enroll more low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.
Sandy Huffaker for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Can San Diego Close the Gaps in AP Participation?
California's second-largest district is recruiting nearly 2,000 minority and low-income students it says should be in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.
Denisa R. Superville, April 12, 2016
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Student Well-Being Commentary The Urgent Call to Replace Fear With Curiosity
Schools should teach students empathy to counter hate and disrupt violence, write Maya Soetoro-Ng and Alison Milofsky.
Maya Soetoro-ng & Alison Milofsky, March 22, 2016
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School & District Management International Baccalaureate Saw Rapid Growth in High-Poverty Schools
More high-poverty schools are offering the advanced high school diploma, but poor students are still less likely to participate.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 31, 2015
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College & Workforce Readiness Study Links International Baccalaureate to College Success
A study of IB students who complete its Diploma Programme shows 78 percent enroll in college right after high school and 79 percent finish a degree within four years.
Caralee J. Adams, June 8, 2015
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Education Funding News in Brief Groups Pledge Millions to Expand AP, IB Access
Education, nonprofit, and business leaders are giving $100 million to identify and enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in AP and IB classes.
May 5, 2015
1 min read
Miami University President David C. Hodge in his office at the university’s Oxford, Ohio, campus, where policies for granting AP credit have become more uniform.
Miami University President David C. Hodge in his office at the university’s Oxford, Ohio, campus, where policies for granting AP credit have become more uniform.
Larry C. Price for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Q&A: A President's View on Pre-College Credit
David Hodge, the president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, discusses practices at his school for recognizing college-level work completed in high school.
Caralee J. Adams, December 9, 2014
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Phil Trout, a college counselor at Minnetonka High School in Minneapolis, talks with students about their college applications. He says that, while students often take Advanced Placement courses to bolster their applications, parents increasingly hope it will also save them money.
Phil Trout, a college counselor at Minnetonka High School in Minneapolis, talks with students about their college applications. He says that, while students often take Advanced Placement courses to bolster their applications, parents increasingly hope it will also save them money.
Jenn Ackerman for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes
When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map.
Caralee J. Adams, December 9, 2014
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