A VT Principal In Xi Jin Ping's Court: Jeff Maher - Da Qiao - “One Big Bridge-Builder” - November 6, 2018

"What I do know something about is international education. For the last 36 years I have pursued inter-cultural understanding and promoted inter-cultural education as a history teacher, department chair, director of curriculum, instruction, & assessment, high school principal, technical center director, and currently, over the last two years, at Xiangjiang International High School. From the cumulative perspective of this experience, I know SPIRAL to be a qiao (bridge)---actually a da qiao (big-bridge)---from all across the fifty states to the country and culture of China today."

Via XJ HS, Guangzhou, China: BFA Fairfax Visits Our School! - November 5, 2018

"They returned to our school after the experience of the one - year student exchange and they became the backbone and model of learning, community organization, and foreign exchange." 

FWSU Superintendent Ned Kirsch to Lead Spiral Delegation Across China in Nov. 2018 - November 1, 2018

FWSU Superintendent Ned Kirsch will lead a joint FWSU/CVU delegation to China this month in an effort to form new international relationships with schools in mainland China.

Go East, Young Wo/men! - October 31, 2018

BFA Fairfax's Sara Villeneuve leads a group of students on a Journey to the East 

by Trevor Burke

(This is Part One of a 2-part series. Look for Part Two after Sara's groups' return next month.)

Putting fears of spicy food and germy public places aside, ten students and two teachers from Bellows Free Academy have boarded a plane and headed East (from left to right, row one: group leaders Emily Cogan-Nieckarz & Sara Villeneuve; row two: BFA students Sage DeCell, Ling Bushey, Laurel Samson, Mahlia Parsons, Cale Santee, Nathan Langlois, Emma Rainville and Abigail Pease; back: Spiral International's International Programs Coordinator Trevor Burke

SPIRAL, New London Schools Get to Work in Suzhou, China - October 18, 2018

Dr. Emily Guo, President of SPIRAL International was in Suzhou, China visiting the Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School with Mr Louis Allen, Founding Director of Science and Technology Magnet and Director of the Integrated American Diploma Program, Ms. Mirna Martinez, President of the Board of Directors of the New London School District.

BENNINGTON BANNER: Arlington weighs partnership with exchange program for Chinese students - May 30, 2018

Another Vermont school district looking to work with SPIRAL International (The Bennington Banner 5/30/18)

SPIRAL’s 2018 China Tour: a band of Vermonters journey to the other side of the world. - May 16, 2018

A group of students, teachers, and other adults has just returned from a 12-day trip to China organized by SPIRAL.

Discover SPIRAL’s partner school in Florida thanks to a video made by their own students. - November 8, 2017

Students at the innovative Global Outreach Charter Academy create their own multimedia presentation of their school.

We're organizing our next China History & Culture Tour from April 19th to May 1st, 2018. - July 3, 2017

This exciting trip will include visits to Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai. 

SPIRAL now developing curriculum for international schools - March 13, 2017

Announcing a new SPIRAL initiative: an International Curriculum Development Task Force.

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