October 20, 2014
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From the Far East
From China to Warwick

Twenty-two school principals from Shenzhen Education Association in Guangdong, China, plus one teacher, visited Bishop Hendricken High School last Thursday to get a better understanding of what school life is like in America. They also visited Brown University for a training program. While at Hendricken, Lily Zhong of Shenzhen said she was pleased to learn about how schools are managed in America. “The management of schools in the United States is quite different from ours,” she said. “The school size here is smaller, but this is a very good school.” She also said she was impressed with the curriculum, as well as sports and arts. Principal Jay Brennan, along with Assistant Principal David Flanagan, said he was happy to hear that. They were equally as pleased with the way Hendricken students interacted with their guests. “We have an international student program and many of the kids are from China,” he said. “They represented us well and spoke their language, no pun intended.” Brennan stands in the center, with Flanagan peeking from behind the crowd off to the right. (Warwick Beacon photo by Jessica A. Botelho)

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