Exam: March 12, 2012

Mar 12, 2012

This week on Exam, we talk with the future Principal of Battle High School in Columbia about her plans for the school, and we’ll tell you about the University of Missouri’s partnership with China.

Battle High School won’t open its doors until August 2013. But the school’s future principal is already busy making plans. KBIA’s Camille Phillips recently caught up with Dr. Kim Presko at Oakland Junior High, where Presko has been Principal for the last 12 years.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Missouri was established in April of 2011 in order to foster economic and educational connections between Missouri and China. Since its establishment, the Institute has partnered with local schools to bring the Chinese language and culture to children grades K through twelve.  KBIA’s Rachel Rice tells us more about the partnership… forming at a time when Missouri has increasingly strong business ties with China.