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May

19--Professional development: Scheduling Schools for Learning, 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.

19-20--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and all other interested individuals, at the World Trade Center in Boston. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: gferguson@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

19-20--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and all other interested individuals, at the Rockville, Md., campus of Montgomery College. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: gferguson@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

21--Professional development: Teaching method seminar, for teachers and administrators, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426.

May31-June 3--Literature: Literature and Literacy in an Age of Technology: Translating Theory Into Classroom Practice, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: Membership Service Representative, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870, ext. 251; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

June

1-4--Literacy: Literacy Learning in the Classroom, co-sponsored by Richard C. Owen Publishers Inc., the Learning Network, and Hutto Elementary School, for teachers, reading/language arts specialists, and administrators, in Hutto, Texas. Contact: RCOP Inc.; (800) 262-0787; Web site: www.rcowen.com.

2-3--Technology: The Arizona Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Mesa Public Schools, the Arizona Department of Education, and the Arizona Technology Education Alliance, for administrators and teachers, in Mesa, Ariz. Contact: Janine Muto, Director, Arizona Technology Conference, 549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203; (602) 472-0007; fax: (602) 472-0003.

3-8--Reading: Annual convention, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Janet Butler, IRA; (800) 336-7323, ext. 293.

*4-5--Character building: Annual conference, co-sponsored by the Communitarian Network and the George Washington University Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, for administrators, educators, education advocates, community leaders, and students, in Washington. Contact: Nora Pollack, Conference Coordinator, 2130 H St. N.W., Suite 714, Washington, DC 20052; (202) 994-3008; (202) 994-1606; e-mail: npollack@gwu.edu; Web site:www.gwu.edu.

4-6--Ernest L. Boyer legacy: The Boyer Legacy--Prospects for a New Century, co-sponsored by the Boyer Center for Advanced Studies and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, for educators, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. Contact: The Boyer Center at Messiah College; (717) 796-5077; e-mail: boyerctr@messiah.edu; Web site: www.messiah.edu\bouerctr.

8-9--Private schools: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for representatives of K-12 and postsecondary private school accrediting associations, governmental and public policy agencies, corporations involved in matching-gifts programs, and state legislators, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Charles O'Malley, NCPSA, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140; e-mail: cjoncpsa@erols.com; Web site: www.ncpas.org .

8-11--Literacy: Literacy Learning in the Classroom, co-sponsored by Richard C. Owen Publishing Inc., the Learning Network, and McKinney Independent School District, for teachers, reading/language arts specialists, and administrators, in McKinney, Texas. Contact: RCOP Inc.; (800) 262-0787; Web site:www.rcowen.com .

11-14--Literacy: Literacy Empowers, sponsored by the Laubach Literacy Action, for those interested in literacy, adult education, and volunteerism, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Registration deadline: May 8. Contact: Janet Hiemstra, LLA, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121; fax: (315) 422-6369; e-mail: jhiemstra@laubach.org.

13--Technology: Beginner's Guide to the Internet and Hands-On Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS; (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645; e-mail: pthompson@aaas.org.

17--Safe schools: Northern Rockies Summit on Safe Schools: Preventing Violence, Promoting Responsible Behavior, sponsored by the Division of Educational Research and Service at the University of Montana and Sopris West, for educators, at the university in Missoula, Mont. Contact: Rebecca Williamson, Sopris West, 4093 Specialty Place, Longmont, CO 80504; (303) 651-2829; fax: (303) 776-5934; Web site:.

18--Early childhood: Preschool Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS; (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645; e-mail: pthompson@aaas.org.

18-20--English: Practice, Theory, Reflection, and Action: Transforming Classrooms, Transforming Schools, Transforming English Studies, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Seattle. Contact: Professional Development Services, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870 ext. 203.

19-20--Teaching reading: What Principals and Teachers Should Know About Teaching Reading, co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school administrators and teachers, at the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: Merrie Hahn, Director of Program Administration, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

19-21--Special education: The Creative Mind: Advancing Special Education Through the Arts, sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education, for K-12 art educators, special educators, and administrators, Bridgewater, Va. Contact: Brian Carroll, CEO, PBMFCE, 601 Shenandoah Village Drive, Suite 1B, Waynesboro, VA 22980; (540) 932-1728; fax: (540) 949-8408; e-mail: brianne@mnsinc.com; Web site: www.mossfoundation.org..

20-25--Educational multimedia: World conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Contact: AACE International Headquarters, PO Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902; (804) 973-3987; fax: (804) 978-7449; e-mail: aace@virginia.edu; Web site: www.aace.org/conf/edmedia.

21-26--Professional development: Summer institutes, sponsored by Facing History, Facing Ourselves, for middle and high school teachers and administrators, at the Facing History Resource Center in Brookline, Mass. Contact: Cathy McCarney; (617) 735-1605; fax: (617) 232-0281.

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

22-24--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 Chicago. Contact: Donna Crawford, IIDR, 110 W. Main St., Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280; e-mail: IIDR@aol.com.

22-26--Interdisciplinary learning: Using Popular Music in Interdisciplinary Learning, sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, for social studies, English, and music teachers, in Cleveland. Contact: RRHFM, 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; (216) 515-1234.

22-26--Leadership and skills: National Leadership and Skills Conference, sponsored by the National Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, for educators, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: National VICA, PO Box 3000, Leesburg, VA 20177; (703) 777-8810; fax: (703) 777-8999.

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 International, for educators, in Charlottesville, Va. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 5631 Marshall Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; (714) 840-5772; fax: (714) 846-2392.

23-27--Theater education: International Thespian Festival, sponsored by the International Thespian Society, for high school students and their teachers, at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Nancy Brown, ITS, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; e-mail: festvols@one.net.

23-July 2--Teachers: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, for upper elementary and secondary teachers, at the National Archives in Washington. Contact: Wynell Schamel, NARA-Educational and Museum Programs, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20408; (202) 501-6729; fax: (202) 219-1888; e-mail: wynell.schamel@arch1.nara.gov.

24--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 Boston. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

24-26--Professional development: The World Around Us: Gathering and Using Data in Math and Science, sponsored by Synergy Learning, for teachers of grades 2-8, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Casey Murrow, PO Box 60, Brattleboro, VT 05302; (800) 769-6199; e-mail: summer@synergylearning.org.

25--Technology: Beginner's Guide to the Internet and Hands-On Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS; (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645.

25-26--Astronomy: The Universe in the Classroom, sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, for educators with a background in astronomy, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Annual Meeting-Education, ASP, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94112; (415) 337-1100; fax: (415) 337-5205; e-mail: lkeechler@aspsky.org; Web site: www.aspsky.org.

25-27--Alternative education: Connecting for Success!, co-sponsored by the Learning Alternatives Resource Network and the Orange County Department of Education, for alternative education professionals, at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Contact: Dena Jackson or Victoria Bowling; (714) 418-0303; fax: (714) 418-9034; e-mail: susan_condrey@ocde.k12.ca.us.

25-27--Undergraduate research: Creating Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Changing Communities, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, for educators, at the Occidental College in Los Angeles. Contact: Ebonee L. Montgomery, Membership and Meetings Coordinator, CUR, 734 15th St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 783-4810; fax: (202) 783-4811; e-mail: cur@cur.org.

26-July 24--Developmental education: Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators, sponsored by the National Center for Developmental Education at Appalachian State University, for advanced professional trainers in developmental education, at the university in Boone, N.C. Contact: Elaini L. Bingham or Maggie T. Mock, NCDE, ASU, Boone, NC 28608; (704) 262-3057; fax (704) 262-2128; e-mail: mockmt@appstate.edu.

*27--Conflict resolution: Facilitating Chilidren's Problem Solving, sponsored by the Children's Creative Response to Conflict, for educators, location to be announced later. Contact: CCRC, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 270-1005; fax: (301) 270-0151; e-mail: ccrcdc@erols.com.

27-30--Catholic education: Curriculum, Methods, Resources national conference, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, for Catholic high school campus ministers and religion teachers, at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Contact: Mary Frances Taymans, SND, NCEA, Secondary Schools Department, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337-6232; e-mail: nceasec@ncea.org.

27-30--Parents: All Children Born to Learn, sponsored by Parents as Teachers National Center, for professionals in early childhood parent education and family support, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station in St. Louis. Registration deadline: June 8. Contact: Patti Holman, PATNC, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132; (312) 432-4330; fax: (312) 432-8963; e-mail: patnc@patnc.org.

28-July 1--Dropout prevention: Summer Leadership institute, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, and the College of Health, Education, and Human Development at Clemson University, for teachers, administrators, counselors, educational policymakers, researchers, and business leaders concerned about at-risk youth, at the Madren Conference Center at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC/N, 205 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu.

28-July 1--Professional development: Connecting Classrooms, Communities, and Careers: Integration of Academic and Vocational Education conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Dropout Prevention Center, and Pickens Technical Center, for all levels of academic and technical teachers, administrators, counselors, school-to-work staff, and representatives of business and industry, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Beaver Creek, Colo. Contact: Debi Plank; (303) 690-9722; fax: (303) 766-1793; e-mail: DJPlank@aol.com.

28-July 1--School nurses: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses Inc., for school nurses, at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego. Contact: NASN, PO Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04070-1300; (207) 883-2117; fax: (207) 883-2683.

28-July 2--Teacher education: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for educators and teacher educators, policymakers, and representatives from state departments of education, at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Hotel in Rapid City, S.D. Contact: NASDTEC, 3600 Whitman Ave. N., #105, Seattle, WA 98103; (206) 547-3151; fax: (206) 548-0116.

28-July 3--Admissions: College Admissions and School Relations summer institute, sponsored by the College Board and Harvard University, for guidance counselors and college admissions staff, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: James Colman, CB-New England Regional Office, 470 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02154-1982; (617) 890-9150; fax: (617) 890-0693; e-mail: jcolman@collegeboard.org.

*29-30--Leadership retreat: Leadership Retreat III: Creating High-Performance Middle-Level Schools, sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, for principals, assistant principals, deans, and team leaders of grades 5-8, at the Eagle Creek Resort in Findlay, Ill. Contact: Debby Kasak, AIMS, PO Box 11076, Champaign, IL 61821; (217) 333-7104; fax: (217) 333-2440.

*29-30--Professional development: The World Around Us: Gathering and Using Data in Math and Science, sponsored by Synergy Learning, for teachers in grades 2-8, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Casey Murrow, PO Box 60, Brattleboro, VT 05302; (800) 769-6199; e-mail: summer@synergylearning.org.

*June 30-July 1--Assessment: Leadership for Excellence in Assessment, co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Colorado Association of School Executives, for elementary and middle school administrators and teachers, at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver. Registration deadline: May 29. Contact: Merrie Hahn, Director of Program Administration, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

July

6-31--Education law: Education Law Institute summer courses, sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, the New Hampshire Department of Education, the New Hampshire Association of School Principals, and the New Hampshire School Superintendents Association, for school superintendents, principals, special education administrators, teachers, attorneys, and law students, at the center in Concord, N.H. Contact: FPLC, 2 White St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541 ext. 1152; e-mail: sredfield@fplc.edu.

*6-9--Literacy: Literacy Learning Institute, co-sponsored by Woodstock Elementary School and Richard C. Owens Publishers Inc., for teachers, in Woodstock, Vt. Contact: RCOP Inc.; (800) 262-0787; Web site: www.rcowen.com.

*6-10--Principals: 1998 Vanderbilt International Institute for Principals, sponsored by Vanderbilt University, for elementary and secondary school leaders, at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Philip Hallinger, PO Box 514, Peabody College, VU, Nashville, TN 37203; (615) 343-7092; fax: (615) 343-7093; e-mail: philip.hallinger@vanderbilt.edu.

*6-10--Literacy: Literacy Through the Arts, sponsored by the Music Center Inc., for educators, at the center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Contact: Melinda Williams; (213) 202-2277.

*8-10--Curriculum development: ASCD Summer Series, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314-8631; (800) 933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

12-14--Teachers: Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference, sponsored by the Belfer Family, for middle and high school teachers, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Contact: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 488-2639; e-mail: skay@ushmm.org.

*12-15--School safety: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers, for administrators, at the Radisson Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Contact: Ralph E. Griffith, Executive Secretary; (540) 788-4966; fax: (540) 788-4966; e-mail: regriff@erols.com; Web site:www.oswegonet.com/nassleo.

12-15--School transportation: Annual convention, sponsored by the National School Transportation Association, for school transportation providers, in Washington. Registration deadline: June 30. Contact: Karen E. Finkel, NSTA, 6213 Old Keene Mill Court, PO Box 2639, Springfield, VA 22152; (703) 644-0700; fax: (703) 644-9385.

12-15--Gender equity: Making the Equity Connection, sponsored by the National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education, for teachers, administrators, and supervisors, equity specialists, and counselors, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Registration deadline: June 12. Contact: Theodora F. Martin, NCSEE, One Redwood Drive, Clinton, NJ 08809; (908) 735-5045.

12-16--Admissions: Annual summer institute on college admissions, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors and college admissions professionals, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. Registration deadline: June 9. Contact: Linda Owens, CB, Suite 900, Highpointe Center, 106 East College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301-7732; (850) 222-7999; fax: (850) 224-3077; e-mail: flo@collegeboard.org.

12-17--Professional development: Summer institutes, sponsored by Facing History, Facing Ourselves, for middle and high school teachers and administrators, at the Facing History Resource Center in Brookline, Mass. Contact: Cathy McCarney; (617) 735-1605; fax: (617) 232-0281.

*12-18--Educational telecommunications: Annual conference, sponsored by the International Education and Resource Network, for educators, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Contact: I*EARN-US; (212) 870-2693; e-mail: chattanooga@copenfund.igc.apc.org; Web site: www.iearn.org.

*13-16--Conflict resolution: Conflict Resolution Training, sponsored by Children's Creative Response to Conflict, for teachers, at American University in Washington. Contact: CCRC, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 270-1005; fax: (301) 270-0151; e-mail: ccrcdc@erols.com.

*13-17--Curriculum development: Understanding by Design Academy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314-8631; (800) 933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: weww.ascd.org.

*13-17--Professional development: Children's Engineering, Problem Solving in the Classroom, sponsored by Synergy Learning, for teachers of grades 1-6, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Casey Murrow, PO Box 60, Brattleboro, VT 05302; (800) 769-6199; e-mail: summer@synergylearning.org.

*13-17--Technology: Technology Integration Academy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314-8631; (800) 933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

13-19--Principals: National Principals Academy Summer Program, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Principals Academy, for elementary and middle school leaders, at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill. Registration deadline: June 12. Contact: Merrie Hahn, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

13-24--Gifted education: Confratute '98 conference and institute, sponsored by the University of Connecticut, for educators involved in gifted education, at the university in Storrs. Contact: Sally M. Reis, Confratute '98, UC, 362 Fairfield Road, U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007; (860) 486-4826.

16-21--Teachers: AFT Biennial Convention, sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, for teachers at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: Sally Muravchik, AFT, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 879-4400; Web site: www.aft.org.

18-24--Admissions: College Admissions and School Relations summer institute, sponsored by the Western Regional Office of the College Board, for high school counselors and college admissions staff, at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Lorraine Shoaf, CB-WRO, 2099 Gateway Place, Suite 480, San Jose, CA 95110-1017; (408) 573-5630; fax: (408) 453-7396; e-mail: lshoaf@collegeboard.org.

19-21--Professional development: FutureQuest: Strategies for the New Millennium, sponsored by the World Future Society, for educators, business persons, policymakers, planners, and scientists, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in Chicago. Contact: Susan Echard, conference staff director, WFS, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 450, Bethesda, MD 20814; (800) 989-8274 or (301) 656-8274; e-mail: wfsinfo@wfs.org; Web site: www.wfs.org/wfs.

19-22--School public relations: Annual seminar, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school public relations administrators, superintendents, and school board members, at the Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: Judi Cowan, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: nspra@nspra.org.

*20-23--Families and schools: The School of the 21st Century National Conference, sponsored by the Yale University Bush Center on Child Development and Social Policy, for educators, in New Haven, Conn. Contact: Valerie Vergato, 310 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511-2188; (203) 432-9944; fax: (203) 432-9945; e-mail: matia.finnstevenson@yale.edu.

20-24--College transition: International Conference on the First-Year Experience, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, for all educators who work with college freshmen nationally and internationally, at the University of Dublin, Ireland. Contact: NRCFYEST, 1629 Pendleton St., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-6029; fax: (803) 777-4699, e-mail: fyeconf@ss1.csd.sc.edu.

23-26--Foreign language: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French and the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language, for teachers and professors of French, at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Contact: Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, AATF-Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; e-mail: abrate@siu.edu.

26-30--Critical thinking: National Academy: Training for Trainers, sponsored by the Center for Critical Thinking, for K-12 and higher education staff, in Rohnert Park, Calif. Contact: FCT, PO Box 7087, Cotati, CA 94931; (410) 364-5082; fax: (410) 364-5215.

*26-30--Training conference: Annual conference, sponsored by Microsociety Inc., for teachers, principals, and administrators, in El Paso, Texas. Contact: Kristen Ludwig, MI, 306 Cherry St., Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 922-4006; e-mail: mscoinc@aol.com.

*27-28--Reading: What Principals and Teachers Should Know About Teaching Reading, co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Principals Academy, and Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association, for elementary and middle school administrators, at the Radisson Hotel South in Bloomington, Minn. Contact: Merrie Hahn, Director of Program Administration, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

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