National News Roundup
The International Business Machines Corporation has decided to expand its "Education Executive Program," an effort begun last May to help school officials with their personnel and financial planning.
An additional 1,000 administrators from 175 school systems in the vicinity of ibm plants and branch offices nationwide will be offered one week of training at the computer company's Southbury, Conn., conference center during the 1984-85 school year. ibm will provide the training without charge but will not pay travel expenses.
Like the 300 administrators who participated in the program over the summer, the new group will attend workshops on such topics as financial planning, management strategies, and the administrative use of computers.
"We want to provide the same kinds of management training that have proven successful for ibm and the private sector," said Dianne J. Lucca, a spokesman for the company.
"We felt it has made good sense for us to support education in areas where we work," she added. "The program has been very well received and we thought it would be natural to extend it."
Forty-one sessions will be held at the conference center. Each one will be attended by approximately 25 administrators, who will be chosen by their local superintendent of schools.