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Schools Chief Builds Cultural Bridges Through Language Learning

February 21, 2018 3:56

Michelle Saylor, the superintendent in Pennsylvania’s Bellefonte Area School District, has brought robust foreign language learning to her district of 2,700 students. Students from kindergarten on up get a dose of Mandarin or Spanish in a language program that Saylor sees as a powerful lever or getting students to understand what global citizenship really means. “From my perspective, language is that conduit into really understanding another culture,” Saylor says. This video was produced as part of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From project, recognizing outstanding school district leaders from around the country. Read more at http://leaders.edweek.org Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit www.edweek.org. About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years. Follow Education Week: - Subscribe to our Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... - On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edweek/ - On Twitter at https://twitter.com/educationweek/ - On LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/educ... To license video footage from Editorial Projects in Education please contact the Education Week Library at library@epe.org.

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