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International Education Week Slated For November 15-19, 2004

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 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 or Debbie Harki at

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