International Baccalaureate http://www.kplu.org en Rainier Beach High works to make elite IB program serve all students http://www.kplu.org/post/rainier-beach-high-works-make-elite-ib-program-serve-all-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An elite academic program developed at a Swiss private school is </span><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=292573&amp;sessionid=137220e5464f5d04accf0e739e7f5f50" style="line-height: 1.5;">coming to a beleaguered Seattle high school</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;where officials hope it will boost enrollment and attract high-achieving students. Now they face the challenge of making the program serve the whole school instead of just a privileged few.</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:01:46 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8295 at http://www.kplu.org Rainier Beach High works to make elite IB program serve all students Seattle’s most troubled high school gets elite academic degree program http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-s-most-troubled-high-school-gets-elite-academic-degree-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rainier Beach High School will become the third Seattle school to offer the </span><a href="http://www.ibo.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">International Baccalaureate </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">program, district officials announced.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:33:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8202 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle’s most troubled high school gets elite academic degree program Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-way-says-putting-more-kids-advanced-classes-worked <p>Federal Way&#39;s attempt to push kids to the next level may have had some impact. Recent results of exams in advanced courses, the school district says, shows more kids did take the tests without lowering the percentage of passing scores.</p><p>Bottom line: More kids in advanced classes + more kids taking the exams and passing = more students who can handle harder classes than they might have taken on their own.</p><p>The district hopes that also means more kids will go to college.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2594 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked Who belongs in AP classes? In Federal Way, anyone who "meets standards" http://www.kplu.org/post/who-belongs-ap-classes-federal-way-anyone-who-meets-standards <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962789.mp3</p><p>Across the country, schools are trying to get more students to take classes that prepare them for college. Some offer <a href="http://arkansasmatters.com/news-fulltext?nxd_id=396106">special tutoring programs</a>. Others just offer to <a href="http://www.salemnews.com/local/x422130150/Grant-triples-Peabody-teens-enrollment-in-AP-classes">pay students who do well</a>. School officials in Federal Way say the trouble with those strategies is - it leaves is up to students or teachers to decide who&rsquo;s sharp enough to take those classes.</p><p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:40:15 +0000 Charla Bear 1155 at http://www.kplu.org Who belongs in AP classes? In Federal Way, anyone who "meets standards"