On the afternoon of September 28, 2018, the Iowa State Education Delegation visited our school, Shijiazhuang 42 Middle School. Director Gao Jianhua from the Teacher Training and Exchange Department of Shijiazhuang Education Bureau, Deputy Director Li Zheng from Xinhua Education Bureau, Principal Li Yaqing from Shijiazhuang No. 42 Middle School , Vice-Principal Zhang Xiuying and Director Zhang Chenggang from the International Department of Shijiazhuang No. 42 Middle School warmly received the guests.
"In 2018, Hebei Province established 35th anniversary friend relations with Iowa." Director Gao Jianhua of the Municipal Education Bureau pointed out that the delegations of the two countries have made positive contributions to the healthy development of China-US relations by visiting each other constantly and the exchanges have become increasingly close.
Li Zheng, deputy director of the District Education Bureau, said that Shijiazhuang No.42 Middle School was an advanced school for international exchanges in Hebei Province. The visit of a delegation from Iowa State of the United States organized by the Municipal Education Bureau created a broad platform for China-US educational exchanges in Xinhua District and promoted the development of the internationalization of basic education in Xinhua District. The establishment of a high level international modern urban area has laid the foundation.
The Iowa Education Delegation has visited our school many times since 2002. President Li Yaqing said that the two sides have conducted long-term cooperation in cultural exchanges, academic discussions and teacher training. "The exchanges between the two provinces and states have effectively brought together international educational innovation resources, promoted the construction of 42 International Open Education systems, and realized the sharing and complementarity of high-quality educational resources."
Subsequently, the Iowa Education Delegation conducted academic lectures on American higher education for both teachers and students from Shijiazhuang No. 42 Middle School.