BCPS celebrates International Literacy Day

On September 8, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will join the celebration of International Literacy Day. The BCPS Literacy Department recently announced efforts to join communities around the globe as a united voice to raise awareness for millions who cannot read or write.
This year, schools will join the global celebration of International Literacy Day shining a spotlight on the importance of literacy for everyone, everywhere.

 

As part of the International Literacy Day observance, students throughout the District will participate in read-a-thons, reading challenges, cross-grade buddy reading, writing competitions and discussions on global literacy. Students will also view a short video via BECON-TV highlighting how the Philippines transformed its literacy rate and improved the lives of Filipinos of all ages.

Adopted in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day is observed every year on September 8, giving children and communities a chance to rediscover the joys of reading while raising awareness for those without access to education.

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