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20 May 2011

New York City: Minister Beauchamp visits innovative schools

<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;font-size:0.7em;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/Mission_beauchamp.jpg')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:0.7em;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/">Minister Beauchamp, Québec’s Delegate General in New York City, John Parisella, and the administration and teachers of Marta Valle High School.</span>

On May 16, the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Line Beauchamp, visited New York City in order to learn about some of the educational practices that are being implemented to improve student retention, the use of information technology in education and cultural diversity management at schools.

During her visit, Minister Beauchamp stopped by the Harlem Children’s Zone, a project that was designed to prevent students from dropping out by guiding them from early childhood to university. She also went to Marta Valle High School, an institution that now uses and fully integrates new technologies in its teaching methods.

Thanks to support from the Québec Government Office in New York, the Minister also met with representatives from the academic world, particularly from State University of New York, Pace University and Columbia University. Finally, the Minister spoke to former New York City School Chancellor, Joel Klein, one of the major urban educational reformers in the United States.

This mission is part of the Québec government’s U.S. Strategy, which is specifically aimed at increasing collaboration in university education and research.

The Québec government’s U.S. Strategy
Québec Government Office in New York

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