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    Kathryn Forsyth, Director

For Release: November 16, 2007

DOE Teams Up with Peace Corps for International Education Week

A wealth of international education resources is now available to school districts statewide as a result of a partnership between the Department of Education and the Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy announced this week.          

The partnership is part of the DOE’s annual emphasis on International Education Week, which started Monday and ends Sunday.  The resources include access to Peace Corps multimedia projects, including podcasts, videos and language lessons.

“This partnership brings valuable resources to the table,” Commissioner Davy said.  “Teaching students about the world is not a subject by itself, but it is an integral part of all subject areas.  The World Wise Schools materials will help our students be able to compete in the 21st century workforce.”

Among the classroom tools:

  • The Correspondence Match Program teams up Peace Corps volunteers with teachers for a two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures and artifacts so students can learn about the culture and environment where the volunteer is stationed; and
  • The Speakers Match Program brings volunteers into the classroom to speak directly to students about their experiences.

The resources are available online at

For more information, please contact the Department of Education Public Information Office at (609) 292-1126.