“We had a fantastic time in China,” said Lindgren, who said they were there as the school celebrated its 70th anniversary. The trip was quite open-eyed. Discussions between school districts will begin in early June. Some of the results that districts are hoping for are the results of the agreement: the Board of Education adopted a resolution in early October to conclude a school agreement with Fuyang Yongxing Schools in China. Children from CP to high school sleep in dormitories in Fuyang, Lindgren said. Lindgren added that a typical high school student is .m at 5:30 a.m. and is .m in class, trained or studied until 9:30 p.m. Herrmann said she was surprised that more than 90% of the 3,000 students in classes 1 to 6 spend the night From Monday to Thursday. Johnson hopes the deal will lead to longer student exchanges. Representatives of Fuyang High School also expressed interest in having some of MHS`s advanced placement teachers work there. He also expects teachers and key exchange board members Ellen Lindgren, Superintendent Don Johnson, Denise Herrmann, director of MHS and Chinese MHS teacher Piyanut Sripanawongsa to visit fuyang schools and China for just over a week in late September and early October.

H.U.E. has established sister-school relationships with foreign universities and has signed exchange agreements with other higher education institutions abroad to promote students, teachers, exchange programs, joint research and university symposia. Currently, we have six sister schools abroad and ten other universities and schools with which we have student exchange programs. Fuyang High School is located in southeastern China, Zhejiang Province and Fuyang City. It is the largest high school with about 4000 students. Herrmann, Johnson and Lindgren spent three full days in China discussing with teachers, students, administrators, alumni and community members the strengths and areas for improving China`s education system. They also observed classes in many schools. Nibes (Network of International Business and Economics Schools) is an international academic and educational network that currently consists of economic and economic educational institutions from 18 countries. HUE is the only member representing Japan. This network of consortia is very different from normal one-for-one trading agreements because it focuses on multilateral trade on a global basis.

The “euro campus” and the Global Student Exchange Program are examples of the most recent programs on the agenda. These are international programs in which students must study in different countries (sometimes on continents). Johnson called the trip a scouting mission to determine what steps can be taken to connect our schools to those in Fuyang. She was impressed by the quality of education and schools at Fuyang High School and by the way the school wants to learn about education in the United States. She also pointed out that the school`s staff is made up of professionals from around the world, including teachers from Minnesota. Planning exchange visits for students, teachers and administrators in China and the United States. Student exchanges would be for 10-20 days; The exchange of teachers and administrators would be for 1-2 weeks; and student university exchanges would be for a semester or a school year. Extending and improving the teaching of world languages, especially Chinese at MHS and English at Fuyang High School. Electronic communication and cooperation between students and staff. Pengfei Ye, the assistant principal of Fuyang High School and director of the Advanced Placement program at the school, attended the October 10 board meeting with his niece and a teacher from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“For many years, we have embraced the concept that our world is in decline,” Johnson said.