COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 215

October 21, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

International Education Week: November 14-18, 2005

 

I am pleased to recognize November 14-18, 2005, as International Education Week. The Virginia Department of Education encourages all educators to visit the International Education Week 2005 website that is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education at its new Web site http://iew.state.gov.

 

The increased interdependency of nations and people requires that our K-12 instructional program reinforce and augment international knowledge, and the Commonwealth of Virginia clearly recognizes the importance of this crucial goal. I encourage all educators to assume responsibility for ensuring that Virginias young people are prepared for todays interconnected world.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Beverly Thurston (beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov), coordinator, history, social sciences, and international education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2893.

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