BRINGING THE WORLD BACK TO NC CLASSROOMS
Despite tight school budgets, a group of North Carolina teachers traveled to Denmark this month as part of an immersion program, funded by private donations. The Global Teachers' Denmark program hosted 31 educators from around the state to expose them to Danish culture - particularly conservation, education and Denmark's role in the European Union. It was teacher Kevin Hrehor's first trip out of the country. "There's such a push right now in the curriculum to become globally minded citizens," said Hrehor. "It's one thing to think about it in the abstract. It's another thing to actually experience it, and to do it."