October 25 2013

TCAPS and Weiming Education Group Sign MOU


Ceremony highlights global partnerships and learning opportunities

On Wednesday, October 16th, officials from Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) and Weiming Education Group, a private education provider in China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a student exchange program.

“Building educational relationships across the globe will help Michigan students better prepare for the 21st Century economy,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “I applaud Traverse City Area Public Schools and the Weiming Group for their vision to create global partners and begin building bonds that will bring benefits both educationally and economically.”

“Today’s signing of the MOU was a positive step in advancing our partnership with Weiming Education Group,” said Steve Cousins, superintendent of Traverse City Area Public Schools. “This effort directly supports TCAPS strategic plan goal to prepare TCAPS graduates to learn, adapt, live and work in our global economy and society.”

The exchange program will create and fund new learning opportunities for TCAPS students by making it possible to provide additional college courses, through NMC, at TCAPS high schools. It will also provide an opportunity for local students and community members to interact with students from China and learn about other countries.

The MOU signing event was attended by representatives from Traverse City’s government, business, and educational communities.

The next step in the development of the program will be for TCAPS officials to make a trip to China. The trip will be paid for by the Weiming Education Group.




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