Spanish Students Visit Nueva for Annual Exchange
From February 27 to March 6, students from Colegio Salesiano in Alcalá de Guadaíra, Sevilla, Spain, visited Nueva School for a cultural exchange, un intercambio. Following the Mandarin exchange in January, and preceding the Japanese exchange in late March, the Spanish exchange is the second of three Nueva Middle School eighth-grade pre-culmination trip visits.
Criminal Justice Expert Answers Students’ Questions, Connecting Literature Study to Life
Last Tuesday, guest speaker W. David Ball, an associate professor at Santa Clara University Law School who teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, and corrections, spoke to Nueva eighth graders in conjunction with their study of A Lesson Before Dying, a novel by Ernest Gaines. David possesses an extensive background in prisons, reentry, and criminal justice operations, and in November of 2016 he participated in the White House Convening on Criminal Justice Reform. He spoke to Nueva students for an hour about the challenges and possibilities of reform in the criminal justice system.