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How the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Program Supports Underserved High School Students


How the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Program Supports Underserved High School Students

Phillip Lovell
, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education
John W. Young, PhD, Head of Research, International Baccalaureate Organization
Janice Wells, Head of School, South Shore International College Prep – IB World School (IL)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization offers four rigorous programs of education for students to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed in the global economy. To date, nearly 900 U.S. high schools have chosen to offer the IB Diploma Program, several of which are Title I schools serving high percentages of students from low-income families. Research on underserved students participating in this program shows promising results for college enrollment.

Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance; John Young, head of research at IB; and Janice Wells, head of school at South Shore International College Prep in Chicago, discussed the IB program, its impact on Title I schools, and opportunities to expand IB under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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