The Hickory Record featured the story of North Newton Elementary School located in Newton, NC. The school is making global engagement a priority for its students.
Principal Shane Whitener said the change also has encouraged his staff to think about their job differently.
“We know one of the focuses for all of our kids is preparing them for a global society,” Whitener said. “No longer are jobs just Newton, North Carolina. You may work in Newton, but you may be corresponding with people all over the world. Just having a basic understanding that things are different in other places opens up the door to many opportunities for our kids.”
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