COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 214

October 6, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

International Education Week: November 13-17, 2006

 

I am pleased to recognize November 13-17, 2006, as International Education Week. The Virginia Department of Education encourages all educators to visit the International Education Week 2006 website that is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education at 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, coordinator, history, social sciences and international education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.

 

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