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BCPS Celebrates International Literacy Day!

Friday, September 04, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the celebration of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2015. 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.
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.
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.
Schools will share pictures of activities and celebrations via Twitter @browardliteracy and @broward_ss. 
To learn more about International Literacy Day, visit internationalliteracyday.org.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 105 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.