IB helps 2 Calif. elementary schools thrive

02/1/2013 | Napa Valley Register (Calif.)

Two California elementary schools -- one with an affluent student population and the other with 70% of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches -- have seen enrollment and test scores rise with the adoption of the International Baccalaureate program. The IB program has grown worldwide, with 300 new schools authorized in 2012 to teach the curriculum that emphasizes inquiry-based, independent learning. "It teaches them that, 'If I work hard enough, I can learn anything,'" principal Janine Burt said.

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