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Newton exchange program stays despite student’s actions

The exchange program between Newton’s public schools and Beijing Jingshan School will continue, said Superintendent David Fleishman, who added that the actions of one 18-year-old have not fractured the 30-year relationship.

Officials had said they were concerned that Newton North exchange student Henry DeGroot’s refusal to apologize to a principal in Beijing for writing prodemocracy phrases in a Chinese student’s notebook could have hurt the program.

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