Saginaw Valley State University and Saginaw Township Community Schools entered into a partnership with a school in India during a signing ceremony Friday, Sept. 12. SVSU, Saginaw Township schools and the Rani Channamma International Residential School for Girls in Kittur, India have reached an agreement for various faculty and student exchange programs aimed at increasing learning and cultural understanding.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Donald Bachand, president of SVSU; Doug Trombley, superintendent of Saginaw Township schools; and Mahendra Kanthi, chairman of the Board of Governors for Rani Channamma.
Details of the agreement call for the three educational institutions to share teaching and learning approaches that are considered best practices, to work on joint research projects, and to provide opportunities for students and faculty to travel abroad and experience different educational practices.
SVSU and Rani Channamma have participated in a similar arrangement with Carrollton Public Schools for several years.