The Genesee Board of Education just finished reading "The Smartest Kids in the World" by Amanda Ripley. The book was published in 2013 and follows three American teenagers on their journey as exchange students in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. The stories told by the exchange students talk about how other countries have revolutionized their classrooms and how they moved their culture to a culture of learning and high expectations. The book led to some good conversation as to how Americans view Education and what schools in America prioritize as important for our students success.
If you are interested in reading this book, we would be happy to loan you a copy. Please contact me at 208-285-1161 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org.