News about the IB
International mindedness inside and outside the classroom a rising trend
In a recent blog post for Huffington Post, international educator Carolyn Savage writes about the importance of international mindedness, and how to encourage it at home.
Career skills a growing concern in education
65% of children starting school today will need skills for jobs that don’t yet exist, according to the US Bureau of Statistics. At Dwight School (New York, US), teaching combines theory and practice, and fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills in a real-world context.
IB-Harvard learning alliance strengthened
A leading professional development program offered by Harvard Graduate School of Education is now recognized by the IB in a new learning alliance.
Partnership announced between IB and International University Alliance
The International University Alliance (IUA) and the IB have announced a partnership that will create opportunities for international students and ensure their academic success, building upon both organizations’ mission to expand options for students and ensure their academic success.
IB graduate and astronaut appointed Canada’s new governor general
Julie Payette (54), a former astronaut and IB graduate, is to be Canada’s next governor general.
IB's Marie Vivas Honored with Peter Hauet Lifetime Achievement Award
Marie Vivas, a senior development manager with the IB, was awarded the Peter Hauet Lifetime Achievement Award during the International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) annual conference in Cleveland this week.
School head’s podcast: How the IB is unique and a great fit for many students
In a recent podcast with SchooLinks, Dianne Drew, Head of New York's Dwight School, offers her thoughts on what makes the IB unique. Dianne says that Dwight's approach to education is “dedicated to igniting the spark of genius" in all students, and believes this links to the ethos of the IB.
The IB to participate in International ACAC Conference
The IB is preparing for the annual conference of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC). The meeting, which will draw international college counsellors from around the world, will take place from 11-14 July at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio .
Fifty articles to be published on education as a force for peace
On 29 March — the day Article 50 was triggered to begin Britain's exit from the European Union — UWC Atlantic College announced their plan for the coming months, which will see them publish 50 articles on why education is needed more than ever as a force for peace.
Dr Siva Kumari visits NSW
Dr Siva Kumari is in New South Wales, Australia, this week, to visit IB World Schools, to speak with educators and with government officials. The visit is important because at present, state schools in New South Wales are not teaching the IB. So students who want to take the IB can only do so at one of 17 private schools in the state.