AASA’s 2016 Discover China Program to get Underway

For Immediate Release

James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – (July 6, 2016) – In an effort to provide a platform for U.S. educators to build professional networks with their Chinese counterparts, AASA’s 2016 Discover China program convenes this week in Beijing.

Sponsored by Triway International Group, the weeklong program begins with a visit to the Beijing Institute of Education Friday, July 8 and will conclude Friday, July 15.

Program topics program will include:

  • Current and potential programs between China and the U.S.;
  • STEM education;
  • AASA’s National Superintendent Certification program;
  • AASA’s National Conference on Education;
  • School Leadership and
  • The education system in the Jiangsu Province.

The Chinese delegation will visit the Wuxi City Commission of Education, the Ministry of Education, the National Academy of Education Administration, Beijing Normal University and the Jiangsu Province Xishan High School.

“The program allows educators in both countries to create new professional relationships with their overseas peers as they learn from each other and boost their respective practices,” said Chuck Woodruff, AASA chief operating officer. “Part of AASA’s mission is to connect American educators with their global counterparts, which is why this program is so important. With the growing popularity of Mandarin programs in the U.S., AASA’s Discover China initiative provides a huge benefit for AASA members.”  


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.