March Newsletter: Vice Principal’s Greeting

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Dear Parents,

It has been an exciting week for me. I participated in several excellent workshops at KORCOS (Korean Council of Overseas Schools) conference on Friday 11 March. One workshop offered a valuable lesson about homework. Research on homework suggests that smaller but meaningful amounts per day has a stronger effect on student achievement.

Research on homework suggests that smaller but meaningful amounts per day has a stronger effect on student achievement.

For example, homework will not take more than 90 minutes, and it will develop critical understanding of the material. From 13-17 March, I had the fortunate opportunity to be part of a school accreditation team to evaluate a school in Shanghai. That school, like GPA, is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) so that colleges and universities recognize our course credits. You can be assured that each GPA teacher is striding to ensure the best quality education for your children.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lynn