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Studuents Off to A ‘Perfect’ Start

February, 2008
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It is said that only about 0.2% of the IB candidates worldwide can earn 45 points, full score on the IB Diploma exams. Sherry Ho and Adhira Mangalagiri from the International School of Beijing (ISB) are among these few elite achievers, and their achievement marks the school’s first perfect IB scores to date.

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Adora, Writer, Poet, the Little Star

November, 2007
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The passion for a good story starts at a very young age.At an age when most kids are still eking out simple sentences or paragraphs, 10-year-old Adora Svitak has written over 400 short stories, including historical fiction, contemporary storytelling, animal tales and poetry.

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Opening Doors for Children

November, 2007
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“Imagine a corridor, with many doors on either side, representing a child’s experience of Primary Education. All the doors are locked - but good teachers hold the keys to open them for their children.

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3e Welcomes New Principal

September, 2007
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“My name is Nadia Perez, and I am the principal of 3eik,” said the young principal with a smile on her face. “My husband and I are excited to be living in Beijing and looking forward to supporting the growth of 3eik.”

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Beth Is Back

September, 2007
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During her first vist to China in July 2007, while helping a school to integrate music into their English classes, Beth Kerzee said she fell in love with this country and always hoped to come back and teach here.

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Writing with Discipline

July, 2007
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Like many authors, Susan Barker is very fond of writing because she loves books, especially, “the kind of books that tell us truths about ourselves and what it is to be human.”

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Singing for Children

May, 2007
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Described by Parents Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music,” Red Grammer is one of the premier children’s entertainers in America. As a featured artist on the 2005 Grammy-winning Best Musical Album for Children, “cEllabration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins,” now Red is back with “BeBop Your Best! …

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From Songs to Stories

March, 2007
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On Julia Donaldson’s fifth birthday, her father gave her a very fat book called “The Book of a Thousand Poems.” She loved it. “I read the poems, recited them, learnt them and then started making up some of my own,” she recalled.

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Cartoonist with A Mission

January, 2007
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Known as the godfather of the modern American graphic novel, Phil Yeh is a real-life hero who has been traveling the world for 22 years promoting literacy. He’s painted more than 1,600 murals and spoken at schools, libraries, museums and conferences across the world. Yeh also started an organization called Cartoonists Across America and the World…

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A New Beginning

January, 2007
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I instantly became the envy of my family, friends and colleagues when I told them I intended to move to Beijing and help open Kinstar International Bilingual School.

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Staying Fit, Staying on Task

October, 2006
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Kwok Chow has always loved sports and has been a PE (physical education) teacher since 1997.It wasn’t by accident, I chose to do it,” said Kwok.

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New Headmaster Makes Her Mark at BISS

September, 2006
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To Anne Fowles, the new headmaster of Beijing BISS International School, BISS is a school she “has been watching for some time.”

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New Principal Takes the Reigns at BCIS

September, 2006
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“It is difficult, challenging, even frightening probably. At the same time, it is exciting,” said Julian Williams, describing his new job as principal of Beijing City International School (BCIS). This is Williams’ first semester in the position.

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Canadian Has Big Plans for CIS Beijing

September, 2006
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Sharon Crabb said she always likes to take on new things, but she never thought she would have the opportunity to travel abroad and work as the principal of the new Canadian International School of Beijing (CIS). “This is so exciting. I have been an educator for 37 years, but this just feels…

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Finding Freedom for Moon Bears

June, 2006
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They are the most coveted bears for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But with a profitable trade of using bear parts and bile juice for TCM, the Asiatic Black Bears - affectionately called Moon Bears because of the yellow crescent moon on their chests - have become one of the most endangered species in the world.

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