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International Baccalaureate

The Global Search for Education: Being Global - A Global Competence Certificate

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If we want to transform the K-12 education system to meet the needs and challenges of 21st-century citizenship and leadership, we need to ensure global learning is available for all.

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development.

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of numerous books on intelligence and creativity, wants us to cultivate Good Grit in every school in the world.

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

David and Goliath: A Blueprint for Reforming American Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

The frustration surrounding America's inability to "fix" our education system to outperform the world highlights what Gladwell calls "the limits of power."

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? IB Schools in a Virtual World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Schools are the frontline of this new age, and it is incumbent on all of us to educate our young in how to move from being digital natives to digita...

Ranking CPS Schools: It's Easy as 1-2-3

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The numbers are in, the spreadsheets have been released, and CPS parents now know whether their kids are currently attending Level 1, 2 or 3 schools. Whatever that means.

The Global Search for Education: UK on Testing

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Are the new performance measures proposed by Michael Gove a solution to "teaching to a test," improving standards and the overall quality of learning for all students in the UK education system?

The Global Search for Education: Education in Film - the IB Film Program

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I don't believe there is a young person across the world that isn't a film fan. Our goal was to develop that passion into an awareness of how film is constructed and how meaning is developed when you work with audiovisual imagery."

The Global Search for Education: International Thinking

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

At a time when President Obama has raised awareness for the rise in U.S. college costs, American students are increasingly thinking international and seeking their degrees across the pond (in England).

Successful School Curriculum Under Attack

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Ken Blackwell

What is the objection to International Baccalaureate? Because the program is available across the globe, encourages students to learn a second language and teaches students about other cultures, the conspiratorial-right is claiming the program is part of a plot to erode American sovereignty.

A New Day for Roberto Clemente

Joe Moreno | Posted 08.20.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

One of the most storied high schools in Chicago is finally about to get a fresh start. In a press conference tomorrow, we will announce that Clemente is going to be one of the first in the world, wall-to-wall, International Baccalaureate schools.

The Global Search for Education: From South Korea

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The first IB "through school" will open its doors to students in one of the world's leading education systems in August 2012 -- Seoul, South Korea. The school is located in Seoul's new Digital Media City, considered Korea's Silicon Valley.

Teachers Union Claims Rahm's Curriculum Plan Marginalizes Minority Students

Posted 03.28.2012 | Chicago

Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged middle class parents to embrace the city's schools, saying that high-quality options were either a...

Why All High School Students Should Take Environmental Science

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Taking an environmental science class allows students to gain knowledge that will not only help them get science credit to graduate, but also to understand what's happening in the world around them.

The Global Search for Education: An International Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The International Baccalaureate (the IB) continues to play an important role in changing the lives of students worldwide. Apart from PISA, it is the only test that measures the performance of students against their global peers.

The Global Search for Education: All That Is Me

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The education system that will optimize the prospects of success in the global world will be one that develops passion, releases creativity, and deeply challenges its young people.

Inside The I.B.

The New York Times | D.D. Guttenplan | Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

LONDON — Rows of sweating, fidgety college-bound students sit waiting to collect their diplomas, half listening to the platitudes offered by princip...

The Global Search for Education: How to Develop World Leaders

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I had the pleasure of speaking further with Chancellor Spahn about his roadmap to develop world leaders.

Students Automatically Enrolled in AP, IB and Cambridge Programs

Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

One Washington school district has taken a giant leap this year in pushing students to take college preparatory courses. Starting in fall 2010, all s...

The American Baccalaureate, Creating Inquiring Minds

Teri Szucs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Teri Szucs

It is time for an American International Baccalaureate equivalent, not just to raise expectations, but to demand them.