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IB Learner Profile Term to Switch

Sara Mesiano, Nora Spadoni, Audie Lorenzo, Staff Reporters

October 29, 2013

Tim Mitchell, Shaker Heights IB Diploma Programme coordinator, confirmed that the IB learner profile term “risk-taker” will be switched to “courageous” for the Shaker Heights School District. However, there has been no change yet ...

IB TOK and APUSH Teachers Set to Change

John Vodrey, Campus and City Editor

July 24, 2013

International Baccalaureate Coordinator Tim Mitchell will not teach Theory of Knowledge for juniors entering the IB Diploma Programme during the upcoming school year. Instead, he will teach two Advanced Placement U.S. History...

Grading Teachers by Student Scores is Stressful, Unfair

Editorial Board

October 5, 2012

The fate of your teachers will soon be in your hands. In response to a federal mandate tied to acceptance of Race to The Top funds, the state of Ohio has mandated that beginning next year,  half of teachers’ performance...

Third Class is the Charm; IB adds to Curriculum

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

October 5, 2012

The high school IB program will introduce new options this year, including new classes and the IB Medallion. The IB Medallion originated at Minneapolis Southwest High School, ranked in the top 100 IB schools worldwide. Seventy-three...

Students Leave IB For a Range of Reasons

Leo Izen, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2012

Of the 22 juniors in the IB program last year, 15 remain enrolled as seniors. IB Coordinator and social studies teacher Tim Mitchell said the program expects numbers to change like this, and that the changes are not a problem....

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