(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Despite all the discourse over test scores, teacher pay, and funding, many parts of the world still look to the United States as the best and most innovative in education.
That’s why a delegation of about a dozen education leaders from Saudi Arabia is in Lawrenceburg Thursday.
The group is travelling with the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council to several school districts in the tri-state area to learn about religious and public education. The visit is part of a program through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.
“Their main goal is to have a better understanding of the public school system in the United States,” said Lawrenceburg Community Schools Superintendent Karl Galey, who greeted the group Thursday morning.
Having already visited large schools in the Cincinnati area, the group wanted to see how a smaller school district operates.
The delegation and their interpreters will spend time in each Lawrenceburg school building. They are meeting with PTO members and administrators.
They’ll also spend time interacting with teachers and students in classes at Lawrenceburg High School.