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A symbol (*) marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

February

2--Professional development: Eliminating Traditional Grades, 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.

2-4--School-to-work: Careers: From Education to Application, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work, for career development practitioners at all levels, at the Holiday Inn-West in Madison, Wis. Contact: CEW, (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-9197; e-mail: soemadison.wisc.edu.

3--Technology: Computer Technology 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--Professional development: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Birmingham, Ala. 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: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Little Rock, Ark. 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: Systems Thinking/Systems Change: A Simulation Game, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom 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.

4-6--School partnerships: Building Partnerships for Student Success, sponsored by the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board, for high school and college faculty, guidance professionals, admission and financial aid officers, administrators, and policymakers, at the Sheraton Park Central hotel in Dallas. Contact: College Board-SWRO, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 1050, Austin, TX 78701-4039; (512) 472-0231; fax: (512) 472-1401; e-mail: swro@collegeboard.org.

4-7--Bilingual education: Bilingual Education and Technology: Pathways to Success, sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education, for bilingual teachers, administrators, para-educators, 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.

5--Professional development: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Wichita, Kan. 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: Aligning Learning With Standards; Looping: Planning and Practice; Inclusion for Effective Learning; and Strategies That Raise Test Scores seminars, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in central Massachusetts (exact location to be announced later). Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

5-6--Block scheduling: Making Longer Better: Instruction in Extended Blocks of Time, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum directors and other interested educators at St. Michael's Woodside Hotel in Broadview Heights, Ohio. 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.

5-7--Alternative education: National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers, and other national organizations, for education, business, and community leaders, at the Holiday Inn International Drive Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: David Andersen, Safe Schools Coalition Inc., 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (941) 778-6652; fax: (941) 778-6818; e-mail: 102630.2245@compuserve.com.

5-7--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 Clarion Hotel in San Diego. Contact: Wanda Carroll, (703) 860-7252; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: nasaa@nassp.org.

6--Professional development: Teaching Flexible Time Blocks, 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.

*6-7--Teacher certification: Alternative Certification: Deliverance on the Promise, a National Conference on Teacher Preparation, sponsors include the ARCO Foundation, California Casualty Group, Exxon Education Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., IBM Corp. Philip Morris Co., Rockwell, Shell Oil Co. Foundation and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, for teachers, at the Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: TRPI, 241 E. Eleventh St., Steel Hall, Third Floor, Claremont, CA 91711-6194; (909) 621-8897; fax: (909) 621-8898.

6-7--Teacher recruitment: Recruitment fair, sponsored by Independent Educational Services, for prospective and current independent school administrators and teachers, in Washington. Contact: IES, Danielle Bliss, 1101 King St., Suite 305,Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 548-9700 or (800) 257-5102; e-mail: dblissies@aol.com.

6-10--Principals: Building Alliances for the 21st Century, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for educators interested in professional development, school reform, and student achievement, in San Diego. Contact: NASSP Convention, Meeting, and Travel Services, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 253-7746 ext. 262; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: fyockl@nassp.org.

8-10--Higher education: Seeking Higher Ground in a Sea of Change, sponsored by the New England Regional Office of the College Board, for academic administrators and teachers, guidance professionals, admissions and financial aid deans, directors, and professional staff, and nonprofit education association directors, at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Contact: Judy Herman, NERO-College Board, 470 Totten Pond Road, 5th Floor, Waltham, MA 02154; (617) 890-9150; fax: (617) 890-0693.

8-11--Dropout prevention: Annual forum, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center, the Horry County, S.C., school district, and the South Carolina Department of Education, for teachers, administrators, counselors, district staff, education policymakers, researchers, and business leaders, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC, 205 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@Clemson.edu.

9--Mathematics: Using Mathematical Manipulatives, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Gainesville, Fla. 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: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, 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.

10--Mathematics: Using Mathematical Manipulatives, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Montgomery, Ala. 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.

10--Discipline: Effective Discipline: Getting Beyond Rewards and Punishments, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Riverside, Calif. 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.

10--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Abilene, 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.

10--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Richmond, Va. 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.

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