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Spires to Design Model School in China

Hiller Spires, a professor of literacy and technology in the College of Education and a senior research fellow at the Friday Institute, has secured funding to design a model high school in China to educate students who plan to enroll in top U.S. universities. A $1.5 million grant from the Wuzhong Group, a real estate development firm in China, will fund the project, planned for the residential community of Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu Province.

The project has four components:

After the school is established, North Carolina teachers will have the opportunity to travel there on short-term teaching excursions to gain international experience and to build professional relationships.

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