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April

4-6--Assistant principals: "Keeping Schools Safe,'' assistant principals' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Maryellen Parker, Director of A.P. Services, NASSP, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 245.

4-6--Educational-office professionals: National Association of Educational Office Professionals Spring Institute, sponsored by the association, to be held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Kay Blair, Executive Director, N.A.E.O.P., P.O. Box 12619, Wichita, Kan. 67277-2619; (316) 942-4822.

4-7--At-risk youths: "National Youth Professionals' Institute,'' 19th annual training conference, sponsored by Wave Inc., for teachers, principals, administrators, counselors, and all professionals who work with at-risk youths, to be held at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Miami, Fla. Contact: Delores Parker, Wave Inc., 501 School St., S.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20024; (202) 484-0103.

5--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Milwaukee, Wis. The seminar is intended to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and encourage their elementary school children or middle school adolescents to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

5-9--Exceptional children: "Partnerships for Success,'' annual convention, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, to be held in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: C.E.C., 1920 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1589; (703) 264-9450.

6-7--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the John B. Hynes Auditorium in Boston, Mass. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

7--Middle schools: "To Group or Not To Group,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

7--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Kalamazoo, Mich. The seminar is intended to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and encourage their elementary school children or middle school adolescents to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

7-10--Business educators: "Empowering Business Educators for New Realities,'' convention, sponsored by the National Business Education Association, to be held at the Loews Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Helen Sellman, Convention Director, N.B.E.A., 1914 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-8300.

7-10--Children: "Creating a Culture in a World of Difference,'' conference, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, for teachers, teacher educators, college students, day-care personnel, and other care-givers, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. The focus will be on multicultural and bilingual education, special needs, and children at risk. Contact: Marilyn Gardner or Theresa Watts, A.C.E.I., 11501 Georgia Ave., Suite 315, Wheaton, Md. 20902; (800) 423-3563.

8-9--Student discipline: "Working With Difficult Students: A Discipline With Dignity Approach,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Billings, Mont. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

9-10--Mathematics: Meeting, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact: A.M.S., P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 02940; (401) 455-4000.

10--Public relations: "Public Relations for Education and Non-Profits Serving Children,'' workshop, offered by the New York University School of Continuing Education, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the school in New York City. Contact: N.Y.U./Management Institute, (212) 988-7219.

13-16--Space: Ninth national space symposium, sponsored by the United States Space Foundation, for space professionals, educators, members of Congress, and others interested in current space events and issues, to be held at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Sprngs, Colo. Contact: U.S.S.F., 1525 Vapor Trail, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80916; (719) 550-1000.

13-17--English: "Designing Our World,'' 27th annual convention and exposition, sponsored by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, for language professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, and others who deal with English-as-a-second-language students, to be held at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, Ga. Deadline for proposals is May 1. Contact: TESOL, 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 836-0774; fax: (703) 836-7864.

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