When Laurel High School Principal Dwayne Jones found himself nearly 7,000 miles from home standing at the Great Wall of China, he called his wife and said “I’m calling you from the Great Wall of China.”
One of the “new” Seven Wonders of the World, the “living, breathing stair-master,” according to Jones, wasn’t just a stop on vacation. He was on an educational leadership field trip.
In November, Jones, who has been Laurel High’s principal for 14 years, was part of the Chinese Bridge Delegation, a program conducted by the College Board, an organization that connects students to higher education opportunities.
“The Chinese Bridge...