One of WAY American School students from China has just been accepted to study at Boston University, one of the top 100 universities in the world. Yizhou Chen (Joe) is a high school student at Jurong Country Garden School, in the province of Jiangsu, and is very excited about going to the United States. Katelyn Gibilterra, our English Language Arts teacher in China, interviewed Joe to understand a little more about the application process and what are his expectations about going to America. You can watch it here.
Glen Taylor, co-founder of WAY Program, WAY American School and Centric Learning, received the Upton Sinclair Award.
The award acknowledges individuals who have made great contributions to education. "This year we are proud to recognize and acknowledge a number of scholars, writers, theoreticians and other researchers who have contributed to the field of education", wrote Michael F Shaughnessy, Senior Columnist of EducationViews. "Every year, we pause at this time to reflect on certain individuals who, like Upton Sinclair, have made an impact on either education or their chosen field of endeavor."
Centric Learning, founder of HERO Learning System, was recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of the 10 Most Promising K-12 Technology Consulting/Service Companies of 2019.
The Superintendent of the WAY Academies, Madeline Black, made a speech yesterday during a press conference organized to express the unhappiness about Governor Gretchen Whitmer veto of the $240 increase in per-pupil funding for charter schools. "That fact is 50% of these students reside in the cities of Flint and Detroit, and these communities struggle with high levels of poverty", she said.
Tom Watkins, Business Partner of WAY American School in China, was recently interviewed by website EdNews, when he gave his take on the state education today.
During the interview, he also talked about WAY American School and how its presence in China gives new and exiting opportunities to Chinese students who want an American high school diploma and dream about studying and working abroad.
AdvancEd, the institution by which WAY American School is accredited, is now called Cognia. AdvancEd was chosen by us because it was the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students.
Beth Baker, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of the WAY Program and Centric Learning Systems, was elected Crain's 2019 Notable Woman in Education Leadership. The nominees were selected by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community and mentorship of others.
AI/Artificial Intelligence is coming to your school and campus soon, if not already. Are you ready for this technological change? We may not know the specifics today of how AI will change our future. But we DO know it will be significant. There is still time to prepare our schools, colleges, and universities for the inevitable changes that AI will bring.
Tom Watkins, diretor administrativo da WAY American School China, foi convidado a dar uma palestra esta semana na Northwestern Michigan College. O evento teve como foco as relações entre Estados Unidos e China, com um destaque para a área de educação.