Simpson County School District to take over WKU Confucius Institute

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Western Kentucky University has announced the Simpson County School District is taking over the Confucius Institute.

WKU notified its partners last April that the university was ending its agreement with the institute.

Last Friday, Simpson County schools signed a contract with Confucius Institute headquarters to take over the WKU program.

The new entity will operate under the name of Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky, dropping the university from the name.

Next school year, the institute will provide Chinese language instruction to 47 K-12 schools in more than 18 counties, reaching more than 22,000 students throughout the state.