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Record Number: 17312
Displayed from: Oct 01, 2018 , until: Dec 01, 2018

Representatives from the Burmese Delegation for Education will visit three schools on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

During their stay in the U.S., the delegation is visiting Washington, D.C., Indianapolis and other locations exploring, primarily, post-secondary education institutions. Fort Wayne was included on the trip as the city is home to a large Burmese population.

Dr. Zaw Myint, a Director General for the Myanmar Ministry of Education, additional representatives of the Ministry and representatives from their U.S. Sponsoring Organization, Burmese American Community Institute, will visit three schools: Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, Bill C. Anthis Center (Continuing Education and the FWCS Career Academy) and New Tech Academy at Wayne High School. Following the visits, a reception will be held at the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.