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November

23-26--Staff development: Increase Maximal Performance by Activating Critical Thinking training seminars, sponsored by the Center for the Teaching of Thinking and Phi Delta Kappa, for educators, in New Orleans. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 5631 Marshall Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; (714) 840-5772; fax: (714) 846-2392.

25--Professional development: Effective Discipline: Getting Beyond Rewards and Punishments, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Austin, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

December

1--Professional development: Different Abilities: One Class, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

1--Professional development: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievements, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

2--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Kansas City, Mo.; Lubbock, Texas; and Charlotte, N.C. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

2-Mathematics: How To Teach in a Heterogeneous Math Classroom, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

2--Reading: Reading-comprehension workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for regular and special education elementary school teachers, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

3--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Greensboro, N.C.; and Amarillo, Irving, and Austin, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

3--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Indianapolis. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

3--Professional development: Student Learning in Grades 5 and 6, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

3-5--Leadership: hm Seminar for Leaders, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Los Angeles. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

3-5--Mathematics: Eastern regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher-educators, at the Long Island (N.Y.) Marriott Hotel and Conferences Center. Registration deadline: Nov. 12. Contact: Betty Richardson, NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970; e-mail: annlmtg@nctm.org or regconf@nctm.org.

3-6--Catholic education: Servant Leadership, Walking with Jesus annual meeting, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, for curriculum directors, superintendents, and assistant superintendents, at the Trade Winds Resort in St. Petersburg, Fla. Contact: NCEA, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337-6232; Web site: www.ncea.org/Calendar/index.htm.

3-6--Community education: Education: A Community Affair, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, for community school/education directors, school administrators, school board and advisory council members, higher education personnel, state education officials, school volunteers, parents, and business partners, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Phoenix. Contact: Ursula Ellis, Diane Kurtz, or Starla Jewell-Kelly, NCEA, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030-2401; (703) 359-8973; fax: (703) 359-0972; e-mail: ncea@ncea.com.

3-6--Multicultural education: People of Color conference--Journey to Spirit: Solidarity and Voice Through Dialogue, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for school heads, administrators, diversity coordinators, teachers, and students of color, at the Hyatt Hotel at Union Station in St. Louis. Contact: Betty-Ann Workman, NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036;(202) 973-9700; fax: (202) 973-9790.

4--Learning disabilities: Effective Inclusive Strategies, sponsored by the Landmark School Outreach Training Program, for teachers and professionals throughout New England, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Woburn, Mass. Contact: Anne Marie Carpenter, LSOTP, P.O. Box 227, Prides Crossing, MA 01965; (508) 927-4440; e-mail: outreach@shore.net; Web site: www.landmarkschool.org.

4--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Nashville, Tenn. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

4--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Yuma, Ariz.; Springfield, Mo.; and San Antonio. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

4--Professional development: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievements, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Houston. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

4-5--Youth: Strategies for Reaching Disruptive and Angry Youth: Creating Caring Schools and Communities, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, the American School Counselors Association, the National Middle School Association, the National Educational Service, and the North Central Regional Educational Lab, for K-12 teachers, principals, counselors, staff developers, mental-health professionals, and parents, at the Holiday Inn Dallas/Fort Worth Airport South hotel. Contact: NES, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402; (812) 336-7700 or (800) 733-6786; fax: (812) 336-7790; e-mail: nes@nec.org.

4-6--Dropout prevention: Alternative and Charter School conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the State University of West Georgia, for teachers, administrators, counselors, district staff, education policymakers, researchers, and business leaders concerned about at-risk youths, at the Marriott Airport Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: John Peters, NDPC, 205 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@Clemson.edu.

4-6--Science: Tuning Into Science, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science educators and specialists, scientists, administrators, and business and industry representatives, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Kevin Bullock, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9288; fax: (703) 522-6193.

4-6--Teachers: Teachers Voices: Reflecting, Writing, and Sharing, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, Graduate College of Education, for educators, at the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Mass. Contact: Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate College of Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393; (617) 287-7660.

5--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling/Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Seattle. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

5--Professional development: World Languages: Tune In and Turn On Leaders, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

5--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Atlanta. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

5--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Phoenix and Memphis, Tenn. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

5-6--Assessment: Making Meaning of Assessment, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Northeast affiliates, for teachers, supervisors, and administrators, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Contact: ASCD Northeast Affiliates, c/o Irving Quellette, P.O. Box 926, Brunswick, ME 04011; (207) 729-6652; e-mail: mascd@biddeford.com.

6-10--Staff development: Lyrics for Learning: Sounds for Success, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for all educators interested in individual and organizational development and school improvement, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Shirley Havens, NSDC Business Office, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6026; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdchavens@aol.com.

7-9--School attorneys: Annual special education school attorneys' conference, sponsored by the LRP Publications Conference Division, for school attorneys, at the Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif. Contact: Traci Robinson, Promotions Manager, LRP Publications Conference Division, Suite 200, 1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-0510; (800) 727-1227; fax: (703) 739-0489; e-mail: tlrobnsn@lrp.com.

7-10--School partnerships: Annual meeting, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Inc., for educators, in New Orleans. Registration deadline: Nov. 25. Contact: Mildred Hill, SACS; (404) 679-4500; fax: (404) 679-4556.

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations: A Taste of Mathematical Elegance, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Frederick, Md. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Terre Haute, Ind., and Greenville, S.C. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

8--Social studies: Making Social Studies Meaningful and Relevant, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

9--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Dallas and Springfield, Mass. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

9--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Columbia, S.C. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

9--Professional development: Math and Science at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

3-6--Vocational education: Challenges and Choices, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education, for state directors of vocational technical education, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Registration deadline: Nov. 3, 1997. Contact: Jawan D. Brown; (202) 737-0303.

10--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Charleston, W.Va., and Miami, Fla. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

10--Learning disabilities: Teaching Resistant Children: Fostering Motivation and Cooperation, sponsored by the Landmark School Outreach Training Program, for teachers and professionals throughout New England, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Woburn, Mass. Contact: Anne Marie Carpenter, LSOTP, P.O. Box 227, Prides Crossing, MA 01965; (508) 927-4440; e-mail: outreach@shore.net; Web site: www.landmarkschool.org.

10--Bilingual education: Conference, sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education, for bilingual teachers, administrators, paraeducators, and parents in San Jose, Calif. Contact: CABE, 660 South Figueroa St., Suite 1040, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 532-3850; fax: (213) 532-3860.

10--Professional development: Working With Difficult Students: Issues and Answers, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

10-12--Title I: East Tennessee Title I conference, sponsored by the Cocke County (Tenn.) Board of Education, for Title I coordinators, at the Convention Center in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Registration deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Title I Conference, 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821; (423) 623-2936.

11--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

11--Technology: Technology Instruction at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

11-13--Teacher education: Consideration of the Commission Report national meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for educators and teacher-educators, policymakers, and state departments of education, at the Inter-Continetal Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: NASDTEC, 3600 Whitman Ave. N., #105, Seattle, WA 98103; (206) 547-3151; fax: (206) 548-0116.

11-14--Vocational education: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for teachers and administrators in vocational education, in Las Vegas. Contact: Julia Richardson; (800) 826-9972.

12--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Miami Beach, Fla.; and Louisville, Ky. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

14-16--School improvement: Improving America's Schools regional conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, open to the public, at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington. Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202; (800) 203-5494.

15--Teachers: 12 Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collections teacher workshop, sponsored by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, for K-12 art, social studies, and language-arts educators, in Washington. Contact: Sarah Ridley, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art-Education Department, 1050 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 357-4880; fax: (202) 357-4911; e-mail: ridlesa@asia.si.edu.

January

4-7--School improvement: Annual conference, sponsored by the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, for practitioners, policy persons, and researchers interested in improving education, at the University of Manchester in Manchester, Britain. Registration deadline: Dec. 15, 1997. Contact: Janet Adnams, Conference Services Administrator, Manchester Conference Center Trading Services, UMIST, P.O. Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK; 011-44-161-200-4068; fax: 011-44-161-200-4090; e-mail: j. adnams@umist.ac.uk; Web site: www.cc.umist.ac.uk/icsei98/icsei98.htm.

8-11--Physical education: Empower Students: Facilitate Responsibility Through Physical Activity, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, for elementary, middle, and high school physical educators, physical education administrators, and teacher preparation professionals, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Paula Keyes Kun, NASPE, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 476-3461; fax: (703) 476-8316; e-mail: pkun@aahperd.org.

9-11--Student advisers: Activity Adviser workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Student Activity Advisers and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for administrators, advisers, and teachers, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: Wanda Carroll; (703) 860-7252; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: nasaa@nassp.org.

12--Professional development: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

13--Professional development: Language Arts and Social Studies at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

14--Gender equity: Gender Equity for Girls and Boys: A One Day Conference, sponsored by the Wellesley College Centers for Women, for K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, and educators from teacher training and professional-development institutions, in Wellesley, Mass. Registration deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: Helen Matthew, Wellesley College Centers for Women, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02181-8268; (617) 283-2506; fax: (617) 283-3646; e-mail: hmatthew@wellesley.edu.

14--Multicultural education: Education in a Multicultural Society in a Shrinking World, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and other interested educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, Cleveland State University, GCEDC/NRPDC, Rhodes Tower #901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu or gcedc@csuohio.edu.

14--Professional development: Using Mathematical Manipulatives, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Raleigh, N.C. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

15--Professional development: Developing Motivated and Self-Directed Learners, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

15-17--Technology: Technology: The Gateway to Independence, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, in Atlanta. Contact: John Langone, 573 Aderhold Hall, Department of Special Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7153.

15-17--English: Inside Portfolios: Interpreting the Cultural Artifacts of Literacy, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in San Jose, Calif. Contact: Professional Development Services, NCTE, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870 ext. 203.

15-17--Conflict resolution: Building Quality Conflict Resolution Education Programs, sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution and Educators for Social Responsibility, for K-12 educators, coordinators of safe and drug-free school programs, administrators, school improvement teams, and social workers, in San Diego. Contact: Donna Crawford, IIDR, 110 West Main St., Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280; e-mail: iidr@aol.com.

16--Professional development: Emotional Intelligence: Schooling the Emotions, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

16--Professional development: Strategies for the Block and Secondary Classroom, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Milwaukee. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

16-18--Theater education: Curriculum Development and Assessment in Theater Education, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for theater educators, at the Ramada Inn/University in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; e-mail: conf@one.net.

19-20--Private schools: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for representatives of private school accrediting associations, governmental and public policy agencies, corporations involved in matching-gifts programs, and state legislators, at the Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: Charles O'Malley, NCPSA, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004; (410) 349-0140; e-mail: cjoncpsa@erols.com.

20-24--Private education: Navigating the Future: Our Map to Excellence, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for administrators and executive directors of private special education facilities, at the South Seas Plantation in Captiva Island, Fla. Contact: Pamela A.P. Cowen, NAPSEC, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340; e-mail: pamnapsec@aol.com.

22-24--Technology: The Magic of Technology, sponsored by Indiana Computer Educators, for K-12 and higher education teachers, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis. Contact: ICE, Kim Gast, Administrative Assistant, 620 Union Drive, Room 123, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167; (317) 274-3452; e-mail: kgast@indyunix.iupui.edu

22--Professional development: Advisory Programs That Work; How to Teach in a Heterogeneous Math Classroom; Reading at the Middle Level; and Working With Difficult Students, seminars sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

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