WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools, their staff and students, are the stars of a new international video by Voice of America (VOA), a multimedia broadcaster funded by the US Government, demonstrating how Westfield prepares immigrant children for the future. The video can be found on VOAnews.com.

New Jersey has nearly half a million immigrants who come from around the world, and educators consider the Westfield school district one of the best in the state, according to VOA. 

In October, VOA’s Bernard Shusman, whose own children attended Westfield public schools, visited Edison Intermediate School to tape an English language learners class taught by Maggie Gonzalez and Westfield High School to tape a humanities class taught by Steve Cohn and Kimberly Leegan and an environmental studies class taught by Judith McLoughlin. 

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"The project was fun and exciting,” said Kristine Kowalczuk, the media coordinator in charge of Westfield High School’s TV studio, who did part of the taping. “I was glad to have the opportunity to be involved.”

To watch the video, click here.