China's "Distinguished Teachers" Visit Blandford Elementary (9/25/2007)

WHO:        A Chinese delegation of “Distinguished Teachers” from
                 Nanjing, China, invited by California State University, Fullerton,
                 will visit Blandford Elementary in Rowland Heights on Friday. The
                 elementary school was chosen for its exemplary programs and outstanding
                 student achievement. Blandford Elementary is a 2007 Blue Ribbon School 
                 Nominee. The 29 teachers from elementary and secondary schools will  
                 meet with teachers and the school team to learn more about the school’s  
                 success and the topic of No Child Left Behind. The delegation will also 
                 receive a three-week training in educational leadership from Cal State
WHEN:      Friday, September 28, 2007
                 9 a.m. – Noon *10 a.m. welcome reception held in Cafetorium

WHERE:    Blandford Elementary School
                 2601 S. Blandford Elementary School, Rowland Heights

Blandford Elementary is about focused teaching and learning. The school vision incorporates an emphasis on life long learning and is enhanced by the school’s Community of Caring character building values of respect, responsibility, trust, caring, and family. Blandford is located 20 miles from Los Angeles, in the foothills of the city of Rowland Heights. The majority of students are English Language Learners with 17 different home languages represented. Student achievement in acquiring English proficiency is one of the highest in the school district. Performance on state Writing and Science tests indicate 4th and 5th grade Blandford students’ achievement among the highest in the district and county.
Heidi Chen Zhang, Assistant Director at Cal State Fullerton, University Extended Education, International Programs (Asia) (714) 278-8517
Jo Ann Lawrence, Principal of Blandford Elementary (626) 965-3410

The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 17,500 students at 23 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. For more information about Rowland Unified,
call (626) 965-2541 or visit