International Education Week Slated For November 15-19, 2004

Posted: November 05, 2004
Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education and the Department of Education is encouraging all schools to participate in International Education Week, which is scheduled for November 15-19, 2004.  

During International Education Week, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the history, geography, literature and arts of other cultures and importance of learning a second language.  

“Our school systems must ensure that students are prepared to live in a diverse society and succeed in a global economy in order to meet the demands of the 21st century,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart.  

The WVDE encourages all schools to provide a brief summary of their activities. Schools should connect to http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/internationalweek.html to download the online form so they may send in their week’s activities. The first 50 schools to submit an online summary of activities will receive a complimentary bilingual book titled “Germs on Their Fingers!”  

For more information, contact Amelia Davis Courts at aadavis@access.k12.wv.us or Debbie Harki at dharki@access.k12.wv.us.

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