U.S. Secretary of Education John King tours Singapore schools

U.S. Secretary of Education John King and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education visited two local schools Friday to gain insights about Singapore’s education system.

At Beacon Primary School, Secretary King learned about how information technology is harnessed to engage students in learning and engaged with students about their school life and aspirations.

Over at River Valley High School, Singapore (Official), students and teachers demonstrated how the school cultivates excellence in all areas with its Integrated Programme. At the end of Secretary King’s visit, a student presented him with a calligraphy scroll meaning “agile and having a passion for life-long learning”.