Miller, Sherping share China experiences August 12 at Polk library

Published 3:43 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Friends of the Polk County Library board present a program to the public about the North Carolina-China Education Partnership at the Polk County Library on August 12 beginning at 6 p.m. The program is expected to last one hour, with time allowed for audience questions.

The speakers are Bill Miller, superintendent of Polk County Schools and David Sherping, director of technology and accountability of Polk County Schools. They recently went to China to learn more about this partnership and will share much of what they learned with the audience.

Polk County Schools administration adopted a goal to expand global education initiatives. They have partnered with the Center for International Understanding at UNC Chapel Hill.

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The partnership will allow teachers and administrators from Polk County to travel to China to further this cause. China will also send a teacher to Polk County to participate in the local education system for three years.