The Glastonbury Public Schools' Foreign Language Program in Connecticut has been in existence for almost 60 years and serves students in grades P-12. The program is in one of the first cohorts to be recognized as a Confucius Classroom.
North Carolina has seen significant growth in the number of Chinese language classes offered in grades K-12, in immersion and other classes, face to face and online. A number of collaborative initiatives contribute to this growth.
The American cities of New York, Denver, and Seattle, as well as the Asian cities of Singapore, Hiroshima, Shanghai, and Seoul, share their strategies and challenges in integrating 21st-century competencies into their school systems.
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School is the only public elementary school in Washington, DC, to offer Mandarin Chinese language immersion. Yu Ying provides tuition-free, high-quality education to 551 students in grades pre-K–5.
Vietnamese students surprised the world with their 2012 PISA results. Vanessa Shadoian-Gersing, a former OECD analyst who writes and consults on global education, offers observations based on her recent work in Vietnam.