Ralph Begleiter
Former CNN World Affairs Correspondent; and
Rosenberg Professor of Communication, Distinguished Journalist in Residence, University of Delaware

Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth
Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Gaston Caperton
Governor of West Virginia (1989-1997); and President, The College Board

Congressman Michael N. Castle
U.S. Representative, Delaware

Milton Chen
Executive Director, The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Henry Cornell
Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs and Co., Asia Society Trustee

John M. Engler
Governor of Michigan (1991-2003); Co-Chair, National Coalition on Asia and International Studies in the Schools; and President, National Association of Manufacturers

Charlotte K. Frank
Senior Vice President, McGraw Hill Education

Antonia Hernández
President and CEO, California Community Foundation

James B. Hunt, Jr.
Governor of North Carolina (1977-1985, 1993-2001); Co-Chair, National Coalition on Asia and International Studies in the Schools; and Asia Society Trustee

Helene L. Kaplan
Senior Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Charles E. M. Kolb
President, Committee on Economic Development

Kurt Landgraf
President, Educational Testing Service

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Senior Vice President, International Relations, The Boeing Company

Admiral Joseph Prueher
Former Commander in Chief, US Pacific Command

Richard Riley
Former US Secretary of Education

Governor Mark Warner






Culture Gap
The San Francisco Examiner

Learning to Think Globally
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

School Wins $25,000
The San Fransicsco Examiner

International High School at 20
The Register-Guard
(Registration and fee required)

An Education with a Worldwide View
Journal Enquirer

Dual-language School Lauded as National Model
The Seattle Times

Area School Lauded for Global Studies
Palm Beach Post
(Registration and fee required)

Asian languages to make debut in pre-college US exams
(International Herald Tribune)

2004 Prizes for Excellence in International Education

The Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield, CT

The International School of the Americas
, San Antonio, TX

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University has long sought to integrate international education into all the core functions of the university. We recognize the university today in particular for its emphasis on providing international learning opportunities for students preparing to be teachers and its in-depth outreach to schools on international issues.

Created in 1986, the Office of International Studies in Education within the College of Education promotes an international dimension to all aspects of research, teaching, and outreach. The College of Education has infused content about Asia, Africa and Latin America into a required introductory course and has developed new teacher standards that require international competence. Pre-service teachers also have opportunities to do student teaching in a public school in South Africa or Australia, under the supervision of a Michigan State instructor.

A cornerstone of the university's outreach to schools is its work with LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International and Cross-Cultural Education). The program convenes study groups of K-12 teachers, international graduate students and Michigan State faculty to explore international issues. LATTICE, which serves thirteen Michigan school districts, draws on the university's rich area studies resources and diverse community to bring international perspectives into the classroom.

Michigan State is a leader in providing online curriculum resources to K-12 schools and educators on international issues. Several of the university's reputed area studies centers have developed websites on Africa, Latin America and Asia that make university scholarship available to educators across the country in the form of teaching units and curriculum resources.


We honor Wisconsin for its demonstrated commitment and continuing leadership to promoting international knowledge and skills. Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to create a professional development initiative to help teachers integrate international content in all the major subject areas. The state is also a leader in geography education and international exchanges, including the development of cooperative agreements with Japan, Germany, Thailand and other nations. In the past decade, enrollment in world languages in Wisconsin's public schools has increased dramatically. Wisconsin was also the first to appoint a state-level coordinator for international education in the schools.

Under the leadership of Governor James Doyle, (once a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia) and a multi-sector International Education Council representing school, business, community and university leaders, the state has recently undertaken a comprehensive policy and program review to ensure that all its students and teachers increase their international literacy. The Council, which is chaired by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster, promotes public awareness, teacher and student exchanges, and inter-agency planning to identify needed new policies and resources. Council recommendations to the governor, state legislature and business community will be issued at a Summit to be convened by Governor Doyle in Madison in January 2005. For these and many local examples of international education in the schools, we commend Wisconsin.

GLOBE, Boulder, CO

Established on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE is a hands-on primary and secondary Earth science education program that brings together students, teachers and scientists to study and research about the dynamics of the Earth's environment. Hundreds of thousands of students around the world work in partnership with scientists to collect important data following guidelines created by National Science Foundation-funded scientists. The program has garnered the support of Nobel Prize winners, top policymakers and leaders in the international science community.

GLOBE students measure and report physical, chemical and biological properties of Atmosphere and Climate, Hydrology, Soils, and Biology. The resulting global data sets are made freely available to users including the worldwide environmental science community via the Internet at, a multi-language site. GLOBE students also access this data for classroom studies, research, student-scientist collaborations, and worldwide school-to-school partnerships.

GLOBE also supports direct contact between participating students and teachers, through an email system, online forums and web chats. GLOBE has convened two major international youth conferences that afford students an opportunity to present their research projects, learn about the research of their counterparts from around the world, take measurements in a new environment and learn about different cultures. The Program is funded in part by NASA and the National Science Foundation, and is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research at Colorado State University.

We recognize GLOBE today as a leading model of how American students can work with students in other parts of the world through the process of scientific inquiry.





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