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October 29, 2018
Chicago schools pumping nearly half a million dollars into International Baccalaureate
To beef up its rigorous International Baccalaureate programs, the Chicago school district will spend $450,000 to train teachers and…
October 9, 2018
Can a program designed for British diplomats fix Chicago’s schools?
Senn High senior Shrda Shrestha is attending her neighborhood high school in Edgewater against pretty much everybody’s advice. “When I…
Asked and answered
October 9, 2018
Why Rahm Emanuel and his schools chief believe an elite curriculum can resuscitate neighborhood schools
Chicago is doubling down on a big bet that the International Baccalaureate program can be boon to its struggling neighborhood schools. We…
September 14, 2018
Chicago schools to expand IB programs in local schools in wake of critical report
Chicago Public Schools released a report showing vast disparities in enrollment and academic opportunity in neighborhood schools, and released a plan for more IB schools.
beyond high school
May 22, 2018
Report: Memphis students from poor families less likely to have access to advanced coursework
Of the 14 high schools that offer more than 40 advanced classes, all but one have a lower percentage of students from poor families than the district.
August 9, 2017
I was a winner in an academically segregated school. Now, I’m driven to advocate for the other side
A college student wonders what happens to his peers in his middle school's "traditional" program — and what he can do to make future students' experiences more equitable.
November 23, 2015
Shortridge High School’s Melody Coryell wins $25,000 teaching award
Melody Coryell was the only Indiana teacher to win a $25,000 Milken Educator Award in 2015.
October 21, 2015
Chalkbeat's best-read stories: ISTEP, Glenda Ritz, school funding and snow
We begin our third year as Indiana's most in-depth source for education news today.
August 10, 2015
Amid pomp and circumstance, Northfield High School opens its doors to first freshman class
Ninth-graders at Denver's Northfield High School, the district's first new comprehensive high school in 35 years, started the school year Monday with welcome speeches in the school's gym.
August 6, 2015
A year after Washington Township went all-IB, teaching is changing
Last year the district became just the sixth worldwide to offer IB curriculum to all students.
February 18, 2015
Butler looks to expand its IPS partnership to Shortridge
Indianapolis Public Schools may partner with Butler University to deliver its International Baccalaureate program at Shortridge High School next year.
September 17, 2014
CFI School 27, Herron High School cited as models to follow
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education reform group, today bused about 15 community leaders and others to visit both as part of an effort to promote unique Indianapolis schools that its leaders think are working.
August 7, 2014
Washington Township first in Indiana to offer IB in all grades
The regional director of the Americas for the International Baccalaureate addressed Washington Township administrators Tuesday afternoon. Washington Township is the only district in Indiana and the sixth district in the world to offer IB-framed curriculum to K-12 students at all of its schools.
the big picture
June 6, 2014
Denver IB changes — and pushback — mirror other cities’
High schools around the country have traveled the path planned for Denver's George Washington High School, where the principal wants to expand access to the challenging International Baccalaureate program. Their experience suggests that access does not necessarily jeopardize quality — and that communication with families is key.
May 9, 2014
Proposed changes to storied program roil Denver high school
Updated with detail from Saturday's meeting:Changes are coming to the storied International Baccalaureate program at Denver's George Washington High School, and some students, parents and teachers connected to the program are up in arms.
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