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A symbol (*) marks deadlines that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week. For a complete listing of educational conferences and seminars, see our 1998-99 Calendar of Events.

April

30--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Alexandria, Va.; Covington, Ky.; Milwaukee; and Minneapolis. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

30--Professional development: Active Learning Strategies for Extended Blocks of Time, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Brockton, Mass. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

30--Standards: Standards: Removing the Blindfold, sponsored by the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Office of Education, for K-12 administrators, teachers, management personnel, and district teams, in Santa Clara, Calif. Contact: Sheila Lopez; (408) 453-6504; fax: (408) 453-6888.

30-May 1--At-risk youths: Challenging Troubled, Angry Youth: Developing Resiliency and Responsibility in Regular and Alternative Classrooms, sponsored by Our Other Youth, for K-12 educators and others working with at-risk youth, at the Sequim Bay Lodge in Sequim, Wash. Contact: Jerry Conrath, OOY, 64 Junco Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261-9571; (360) 468-3169; fax: (360) 468-3120.

30-May 2--Theater education: Discipline-Based Theatre Education, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for theater educators, at the Clarion Hotel Carlisle in Omaha, Neb. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; fax: (513) 559-0012, e-mail: eta-its@one.net.

May

1-2--Early childhood: Inspirations from Reggio Emilia: The Power and Pleasure of Materials, sponsored by the Center for Children, Families, and Public Policy, for early-childhood educators, at Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Marta Gredler or Mary Mindess, (617) 349-8922; fax: (617) 349-8125; e-mail: mgredler@mail.leslye.edu.

2-8--Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week, sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, for teachers, held nationwide. Contact: National PTA, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611-3690; (800) 407-4782; fax: (312) 670-6783; e-mail: info@pta.org; Web site: www.pta.org.

3--Multiple intelligences: Multiple Intelligences: Approaches to Assessment, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

3--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Akron, Ohio; Huntington, W.Va.; San Antonio; and Texarkana, Texas. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

3-4--Math: Mathematics With Meaning: Real World Applications and Modeling in Algebra, sponsored by EQUITY 2000, the College Board, for math teachers, in Washington. Contact: Carol West, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120; fax: (202) 822-5939; e-mail: equity@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

4--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Allentown, Pa.; Erie, Pa.; Marion, Ohio; and Parkersburg, W.Va. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

4--Writing: Workshop on an integrated approach to teaching grammar and writing to children with language problems, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers of grades 4-7, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

5--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Decatur, Ala., and New Castle, Pa. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

5--Study skills: Hm Learning and Study Skills seminar, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Milwaukee. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

5-6--Professional development: The Mechanics of Delivering Content, Pedagogy, and Equity in Staff Development, sponsored by EQUITY 2000, the College Board, for those who conduct professional development for school counselors, in Washington. Contact: Carol West, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120; fax: (202) 822-5939; e-mail: equity@collegeboard.org.; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

5-7--Leadership skills: Hm Study Skills seminar for leaders, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

6--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Dallas; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Newark, N.J.; and Providence, R.I. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

6-7--Academic enrichment: Safety Nets: Focus on Saturday Academies, sponsored by EQUITY 2000, the College Board, for educators, students, and parents, in Washington. Contact: Carol West, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120; fax: (202) 822-5939; e-mail: equity@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

6-7--Literature: Telling the Stories of Great Literature, sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Commission's teacher institute, for K-12 teachers, in St. Paul, Minn. Contact: MHC, Teacher Institute, 987 E. Ivy Ave., St. Paul, MN 55106-2046; (651) 774-0105, ext. 262; fax: (651) 774-0205; Web site: www.thinkmhc.org.

6-7--Professional development: Better Education Is Everybody's Business, sponsored by the Conference Board, Southern California Edison, AT&T, and America Online, for educators and business and community leaders, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Contact: CB, 845 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10022-6679; (212) 339-0345; e-mail: orders@conference-board.org.

7--Fund raising: Fund-raising workshop to support science, mathematics, and technology programming, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for administrators and teachers, in Washington. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (800) 351-7542, ext. 6682; e-mail: gbowden@aaas.org.

7--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in El Paso, Texas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Owensboro, Ky.; Portland, Maine; and Springfield, Mass. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

7--Study skills: Hm Learning and Study Skills seminar, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Detroit and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

7--Technology: Workshop on creating a computer lab, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (800) 351-7542, ext. 6682; e-mail: gbowden@aaas.org.

7-8--Learning: Learning and the Brain: New Findings in Brain Research as Applied to the Classroom and Child Development, sponsored by Belmont Public Schools and Public Information Resources Inc., for administrators, educators, school psychologists, and testing and assessment professionals, at the Gutman Conference Center and Harvard Faculty Club in Boston. Contact: Anne Rosenfeld and Delly Williams, PIRI, 1895 Centre St., Boston, MA 02132; (617) 469-6789; fax: (617) 469-3077; e-mail: apiri@aol.com; Web site: www.edupr.com.

10--Curriculum: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Grantville, Pa. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

10--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Jefferson City, Mo. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

11--Learning: Problem-Based Learning, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Indianapolis. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

11-Scheduling: Scheduling Schools for Learning, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

12--Advising: Advisory Programs That Work, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

12-16--Performing arts: Performing Arts Centers and Schools: Partners in Education Institute, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Education Department, for partnership teams of arts presenters and their local school systems, at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Contact: Barbara Shepherd, Program Manager, or Karen Currie, Program Assistant, Performing Arts Centers and Schools: Partners in Education, Education Department, the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 20566; (202) 416-8806; fax: (202) 416-8802; e-mail: bsheper@artsedge.kennedy-center.org or KLCurrie@mail.kennedy-center.org.

13--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Billings, Mont., and Lebanon, N.H. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

13--Multiple intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

14--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Bozeman, Mont., and Montpelier, Vt. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

14--Special education: Special Education: From Law to Practice, sponsored by Lehigh University's college of education, for educators, at the university in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Mary Ellen Leiser, LU; (610) 865-2570; or Perry A. Zirkel, LU; (610) 758-3239.

*14-June 25--Onlineprofessional development: Internet in Action: Web in the Classroom, sponsored by Thirteen/WNET, a public-broadcasting station based in New York City, for teachers; accessible through the Internet. Registration deadline: May 7. Contact: T/WNET, 450 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001; (212) 560-6868; Web site: www.wnet.org/coursereg.

17--Science and technology: Teaching and Inspiring Young Women in Science and Technology, sponsored by the Center for Research on Women and Gender and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, for science and technology teachers, at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Contact: CRWG-UIC; (847) 290-6620.

18--Language arts: Language Arts: Ideas in Action, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

19--Professional development: Teaming to the Next Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

20--Aesthetic realism: Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method--Brings Out a Child's Ability to Learn, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for educators, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City . Contact: Lois Mason, Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 414 Greene St., New York, NY, 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426; Web site: www.aestheticrealism.org.

20--Food service: Meeting, sponsored by the American School Food Service Association, for school food-service coordinators, in Chicago. Contact: Ann E. Singer, Director of Meetings, ASFSA, 1600 Duke St., 7th Floor, Alexandra, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: asinger@asfsa.org.

21-22--Rural schools: National Conference on Gifted Education in Rural Schools, sponsored by the Belin-Blank Center and the Institute for School Executives, for educators, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact: UI; (800) 336-6463 or (319) 335-6196; Web site: www.uiowa.edu/~belinctr/special-events/rural/index.html.

23-26--Leadership: Leadership institute, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for teachers, in San Antonio. Contact: Daryka T. Anderson, AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-2450; fax: (202) 457-8095; Web site: www.aacte.org.

26--Science: Super Science at the Next Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

June

3-5--Student affairs: Benchmarking for Student Affairs, sponsored by the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, for student affairs professionals, in Los Angeles. Registration deadline: May 21. Contact: Carol Graves Holladay, Program Director, NASPA, 1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 265-7500; fax: (202) 797-1157; e-mail: cholladay@naspa.org.

6-9--Literature: Summer institute, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: 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.

7-8--Accreditation: Commission on Standards and Review, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for representatives of private school accrediting associations and governmental and public policy agencies, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Dr. Charles J. O'Malley, NCPSA, 442 Crane's Roost Court, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140; e-mail: cjoncpsa@erols.com; Web site: www.ncpsa.org.

*8-10--Literacy: Literacy Connections, sponsored by Laubach Literacy Action, for educators, at the Hyatt Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Janet Hiemstra, Director of Conferences, LLA, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121, ext. 283; e-mail: jhiemstra@laubach.org.

11-14--French: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, for French teachers at all levels, at the Marriott Pavilion in St. Louis. Contact: AATF, Mail Code 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax: (618) 453-5733; e-mail: abrate@siu.edu; Web site: aatf.utsa.edu.

*13-18--Teacher education: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for teacher-educators, at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, Calif. Contact: NASDTEC, PO Box 256, Bedford, MA 01730-0256; (781) 275-8839; fax: (781) 271-1573; Web site: www.nasdtec.org.

*18-20--Professional development: Quality and Quantity: Walking the Staffing Tightrope, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for administrators, at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. Contact: AASPA, 3080 Brickhouse Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23452; (757) 340-1217; fax: (757) 340-1889; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

18-21--Educational inquiry: In Praise of Education, sponsored by the Institute for Educational Inquiry, for educators, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. Contact: Amanda Froh; (206) 325-3010.

19-22--Service learning: Forum, sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, for students, faculty, university staff, community-based organizations, at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Contact: Carol G. Holladay, NASPA, 1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 265-7500; fax: (202) 797-1157; e-mail: cholladay@naspa.org.

*19-24--Educational multimedia: World conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, for educators and researchers, at the Doubletree Hotel in Seattle. Contact: Contact: AACE, 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.

19-26--Art: Annual conference, sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design, for art educators, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. Contact: SCAD, 342 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31402-3146.

20-24--Independent schools: Administrative institute, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for heads of schools and senior administrative staff, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Kathy Kelleher, SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (800) 472-0630, pin #1452; fax: (706) 561-6136; e-mail: katedcon@mindspring.

21-25--Curriculum: So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Teacher: Using Popular Music in Interdisciplinary Learning, sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Cuyahoga Community College, in Cleveland. Contact: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; (216) 781-ROCK; Web site: www.rockhall.com.

21-26--Curriculum: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Bloomington, Ind. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

21-26--Theater education: The International Thespian Festival, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society, for high school actors and their troupe sponsors, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Kathleen Hughes, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; fax: (513) 559-0012; e-mail: eta-its@one.net.

*23--Learning disabilities: Effective Written Language and Literature Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for high school teachers, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail; Dianalab@aol.com.

23-July 2--Teaching: 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: Lee Ann Potter, NARA, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20408; (202) 501-6172; fax: (202) 501-5239; e-mail: education@arch1.nara.gov.

*24--Learning disabilities: Math Skills for the Student With Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for math teachers, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail; Dianalab@aol.com.

24-26--Language arts: Words Your Way workshop, sponsored by the E.L. Cord Foundation for Learning and Literacy, and the University of Nevada, Reno, for teachers and administrators in grades K-8, at the University of Nevada--Reno at the College of Education in Reno, Nev. Contact: Donald Bear, Director, University of Nevada--Reno, College of Education, E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy/288, Reno, NV 89557-0029; e-mail: bear@unr.edu.

24-26--Writing: Teaching Teenagers to Write: When Theory Meets Reality, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: 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.

24-July 1--Library: Annual conference, sponsored by the American Library Association, for librarians, trustees, educators, and publishers, in New Orleans. Contact: ALA Conference Services, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 280-3223; Web site: www.ala.org.

25-29--School counselors: School Counselors Lighting the Way, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, for school counselors, at the Pointe Hilton Resort in Phoenix. Registration deadline: June 1. Contact: Kelly Frey, Meeting Coordinator, ASCA, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 310, Alexandria VA 22314; (703) 683-2722 or (800) 306-4722; fax: (703) 683-1619; e-mail: asca@erols.com.

26-29--Parent involvement: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, for PTA members, in Portland, Ore. Contact: National PTA, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611-3690; (800) 407-4782; fax: (312) 670-6783; e-mail: info@pta.org; Web site: www.pta.org.

26-29--School nurses: The Courage to Dare, sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses Inc., for school nurses, at the Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I. Contact: NASN, PO Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04070-1300; (207) 883-2117; fax: (207) 883-2683; e-mail: NASN@aol.com.

27-30--Leadership: 1999 Summer Leadership Institute, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, College of Health, Education and Human Development at Clemson University, for teachers, administrators, counselors, district staff, education policymakers, researchers, and business leaders concerned about at-risk youths, at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634-0726; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu.

27-July 1--Teacher education: Almost 2000: Crises and Challenges in Teacher Education, sponsored by Beit Berl College, for educators, in Beit Berl, Israel. Contact: Conference Secretariat, BBC, Beit Berl, Israel 44905; phone: 972-9-7476269; e-mail: arkan@beitberl.ac.il.

*28-29--Middle schools: Creating High Performance Middle Level Schools, sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle Level Schools, for middle school administrators, in Findlay, Ill. Contact: Debby Kasak, AIMS; (217) 333-7104; e-mail: kasak@uiuc.edu.

*28-July 1--Professional development: Connecting Classrooms, Communities, and Careers, sponsored by School-to-Careers, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Beaver Creek, Colo. Contact: Debi Plank, Conference Coordinator, 8235 S. Old Hammer Lane, Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 690-9722; fax: (303) 766-1793; e-mail: djplank@schooltocareers.com; Web site: www.schooltocareers.com.

*29-30--Assessment: Testing: How To Improve Learning, Not Just Audit Performance, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for K-8 principals and teachers, at the Holiday Inn in King of Prussia, Pa. Registration deadline: June 22. Contact: Merrie Hahn, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

*29--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for special education teachers and those working in inclusion model classrooms, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199; e-mail: S.Spero@churchillschool.com.

29--July 1--Leadership skills: Hm Study Skills seminar for education leaders, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Boston. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

*30--Reading: Intensive Reading Instruction for Non-Reading Specialists, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

*30-July 2--Curriculum: Learning Strategies Curriculum, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for regular and special education teachers and tutors, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199; e-mail: S.Spero@churchillschool.com.

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