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It's International Literacy Day! International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide on September 8th each year. UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture), created International Literacy Day on November 17th, 1965, to bring awareness to the relationship between literacy, communities, and societies.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of "literacy" is "The quality, condition, or state of being literate; the ability to read and write. Also: the extent of this in a given community, region, period, etc."
...but it's more than that, in the eyes of UNESCO.
Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy.
Learn more aboutInternational Literacy Day by clicking here.
Lastly, in honor of International Literacy Day, check out this infographic about America's Libraries and how they support literacy nationwide (created by the clever folks at H&R Block). Did you know there are more libraries in America than there are McDonald's restaurants? Check out more interesting facts below:
Did you know that social media can actually help you be a more successful student? Checkout Best Masters in Education's infographic all about the use, benefits, and examples of positive social media use at school (and then check out the WRHS LMC Twitterfeed!):
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