February 7, 2013

Maine, Chinese schools form sister-school tie

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — A school in Portland has formed a relationship with a school in China.

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, Maine's third public charter school, has established ties and will begin a long-term cooperative learning agreement with Lanxi No.1 High School in the Province of Zhejiang, China.

The relationship aims to promote program development focused on science, technology, engineering and math, while enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two institutions.

Baxter Academy Executive Director John Jaques says the relationship will allow the academy to diversify its science-technology focused curriculum while strengthening intercultural exchange between students, school communities and teachers.

Classes at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science are scheduled to begin Sept. 3.

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