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Should more U.S. high schools offer International Baccalaureate programs?
This week's NYTimes Room for Debate section includes 6 different points authors debating the merits of IB.
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Jay Mathews explores some interesting points in this provocative column about college prep classes, including both AP and IB: do such classes actually prepare students for college? do students who use AP/IB credits miss out on valuable college experiences by using the credits such classes often grant them? My favorite part of this column is the point is when Mathews asserts that college readiness needs to focus more on providing students with more experience conducting research projects.
International Baccalaureate educators say their program offers a base for designing curriculum units that align with the new Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English/language arts.
Washington-Lee High encouraging students to take AP, IB courses even if they won’t pass the exam.
FORT LEE - To better optimize its staff and resources next year, the district plans to merge some of its Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes into one course of study.
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