Department of Education Co-sponsors Presentation by Washington Post Education Columnist Jay Matthews on March 7th

The International Baccalaureate Schools of North Carolina and Wake Forest University would like to invite you to attend the 7pm lecture on March 7th by The Washington Post education columnist, Jay Mathews.

Jay Mathews is the author of multiple books including Supertest: How the International Baccalaureate Can Strengthen Our Schools, Escalante: The Best Teacher in America, and Work Hard Be Nice. He is an education columnist for The Washington Post and the author of The Post blog Class Struggle. Additionally he compiles the rankings of the nation’s top high schools for Newsweek each year. While writing Supertest: How International Baccalaureate Can Strengthen Our Schools, Mr. Mathews became intimately knowledgeable about the IB Diploma program, going so far as to even sit for the examinations himself. His deep understanding of the program’s objectives and results has made him a proponent of International Baccalaureate and all that the program has to offer students and their communities.

Jay Matthews will be addressing IB students, families, educators, and policy makers from across the state as he discusses the strengths of the International Baccalaureate program and why it is what is right with education in America today.

Please join us on the evening of March 7th for an insightful and engaging discussion about the role of the International Baccalaureate Program in America’s educational system.

Report by WFDD 88.5FM on Jay Matthews visit