The Year of the Pig (Earth Pig Year 2019) - January 11, 2019

2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it's an Earth Pig year. Pig years include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. 

The “level-two advisory” for travel to China is NOT for organized education exchange trips - January 7, 2019

SPIRAL’s insights on the U.S. State Department’s recent announcement.  

Eight Days in China: A Principal’s Reflection, John Tague, Bellows Free Academy - December 15, 2018

John Tague, Principal at Bellows Free Academy, and part of the joint Spiral International FWSU-CVU delegation led by FWSU’s Ned Kirsch last month, reflects on the China trip’s impact on himself, his school, his district, and the entire greater Vermont area.

Principal Jackie Parks to Lead VT Students and Teachers to China - December 10, 2018

Principal of Williston Central School, Jackie Parks, leads a delegation of Vermont students and teachers from Williston, Mater Christi, Essex High School and the Bennington Rutland Supervisory union this spring. 

Building Bridges: BFA Fairfax and Beijing Foreign Studies University - December 3, 2018

The two sides conducted friendly exchanges and reached a memorandum on the establishment of a friendly and cooperative school.

CVU's Katherine Riley Returns From China - December 1, 2018

"The trip provided an authentic China experience for us."

BFA Students Return From China Learning Experience - November 26, 2018

Students and staff were very warmly welcomed to each school. We were invited to participate in  round table discussions with administration, morning exercises, flag raising and traditional fan dance ceremonies, dance lessons, paper cutting, kung fu, and a friendly basketball match all before lunch on Monday!

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.

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.

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