Earlier this month, WGNS told you about a newly formed educational partnership between MTSU, Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro City Schools and China. We have since talked to a former public school teacher about the partnerships.
WGNS’ Truman Jones spoke to former public schools educator Dr. Cindy Jones about the relationship…
A recent agreement worked out with China will initially focus on Central Magnet School. A similar agreement for elementary school students will involve the K-6 Murfreesboro City Schools, whose efforts have been led by parents and teachers at the Discovery School at Reeves Rogers.
The agreement, which will last for five years, seeks to:
- Promote institutional exchanges by inviting faculty and staff to participate in teaching and research activities, and professional development;
- Develop exchange programs, such as summer camps, in China and Rutherford County; and
- Organize conferences, short courses or programs on educational issues or other topics of mutual interest.
The agreement can be renewed for another five years if all institutions agree.
Middle Tennessee State University
Dr. Cindy Jones, Former Public Schools Teacher
See Past News Story HERE
Hear the entire interview with Dr. Cindy Jones discussing the relationship between China schools and schools in Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro. This was recorded on July 17, 2013: