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August

**14-15--Safety: Threat Assessment Seminars, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service, for school personnel and law-enforcement officials, in San Francisco. Contact: USDE, Allison Marks, (202) 628-8080, ext. 376, or (800) 628-8442; Web site: www.threatassessmentseminars.org.

**21-22--Multiple intelligences: Teaching and Learning With the Brain in Mind II, sponsored by the Peel District School Board and the Durham District School Board, for educators, in Toronto, Ontario. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082; fax: (866) 465-2325; e-mail: info@twblearn.com; Web site: www.twblearn.com/conferences.html .

28-30--Professional development: Overcoming Obstacles Professional Development Workshop, sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, for middle and high school teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, in Chicago. Contact: Heather Burke, Professional Development Coordinator, CEF, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax: (212) 406-7480; e-mail: mail@overcomingobstacles.org; Web site: www.overcomingobstacles.org.

September

**12--Professional development: Conference, sponsored by Pima Community College, for educators, community organizations, and independent schools, at the college in Tucson, Ariz. Deadline: Sept. 6. Contact: Barbara Legan, Assistant Program Coordinator, PCC, Business and Industry Training, (520) 206-6429; fax: (520) 206-6478; e- mail: Barbara.Legan@pima.edu; Web site: www.leaders.pima.edu.

**15--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

17--Professional development: Satellite Town Meeting With Rod Paige, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for K-12 educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: USDE, (800) 872-5327; e-mail: Satellite.Town.Meeting@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/inits/stm/.

17-18--Classroom management: The Well-Managed Classroom, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

17-20--Parental involvement: Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

**18--Mental health: Developing Effective School-Based Responses to Crisis/Disaster/Trauma, sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health Assistance at the University of Maryland, for counselors, psychologists, educators, physicians, social workers, and nurses, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Philadelphia. Contact: Sylvia Huntley, 680 W. Lexington St., 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201; (410) 706-0981; fax: (410) 706-0984; e-mail: shuntley@psych.umaryland.edu; Web site: http://csmha.umaryland.edu.

**18-19--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

**19-20--Technology: 7th Annual Conference: Assuring Excellence in Business, Technology and Globalization of Online Learning, sponsored by the Global Alliance for Transnational Education, for business leaders, e-learning providers, and educators, in Paris, France. Contact: GATE, (303) 784-8247; e-mail: gate@edugate.org; Web site: www.edugate.org.

**19-21--Mental health: 7th National Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health Programs: Global Perspectives on the Promotion of Mental Health in Schools, sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health Assistance at the University of Maryland, for counselors, educators, psychologists, physicians, school nurses, and social workers, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Philadelphia. Contact: Sylvia Huntley, 680 W. Lexington St., 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201; (410) 706-0981; fax: (410) 706-0984; e-mail: shuntley@psych.umaryland.edu; Web site: http://csmha.umaryland.edu.

**20--Gifted education: Partnership Building: New Directions in Gifted Education, sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth, for parents, educators, and administrators, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wis. Contact: WCATY, (608) 271-1617; fax: (608) 271-8080; e-mail: info@wcaty.org; Web site: www.wcaty.org.

**20--Special education: Effective Classroom Practices for Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, for teachers, psychologists, counselors, and administrators, at the Heartspring Conference Center in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Kim Soule, SI, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8792; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ksoule@heartspring.org; Web site: www.shakleeinstitute.org.

**20-22--School boards: Academy for Public School Governance, sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, for school board members and administrators, at the Albany Marriott in Albany, N.Y. Contact: Donna Clement, NYSSBA, 24 Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY 12110; (518) 783-0200; fax: (518) 783-0211; e-mail: info@nyssba.org; Web site: www.nyssba.org.

**21-Dec. 14--Professional development: Courses to Advance Curriculum, Teaching, and Understanding Students, for educators, at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: Judith Morice, Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita, Tucson, AZ 85709; (520) 206-6569; fax: (520) 206-6478; Web site; http://cc.pima.edu/cactus/default.ht ml.

22-25--Higher education: Grants Resource Center Fall Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for campus-sponsored program administrators, at the Washington Marriott in Washington. Contact: Jim Cummins or Marion Tangum, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: cumminsj@aascu.orgortangumm@aa scu.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

**24--Reading: Reading Summit, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers School Division, for publishers, policymakers, and educators, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Contact: Diane Bowman, 50 F St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001-1530; (202) 220-4553; fax: (202) 347-3690; e-mail: dbowman@publishers.org; Web site: www.publishers.org.

**24--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at the Community College of Philadelphia in Philadelphia and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

**24-25--Facilities: Ohio Builds: Discover the Opportunities, sponsored by the Ohio School Facilities Commission and DeJong and Associates Inc., for administrators, board members, architects, government officials, facilities planners, and construction managers, at the Columbus Athenaeum in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Tracy Healy, (614) 798-8828; fax: (614) 798-8839; e-mail: thealy@djainc.com.

**25--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: king@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

**26--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at the Suffolk County Community College in Selden, N.Y. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

26-27--Aggression: Reducing Aggression in Schools, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, support staff, and administrators, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

26-27--Middle schools: Fall Conference, sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, for teachers and administrators, at the Prairie Capitol Center in Springfield, Ill. Contact: Barb Roth, AIMS, PO Box 11076, Champaign, IL 61826; (217) 333-7104; fax: (217) 333-2440; e-mail: bjroth@uiuc.edu; Web site: www.cprd.uiuc.edu/aims.

**26-27--Administrators: 5th Annual Best Practices in Education for All Children, sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Asssociation, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Marriott Hotel and Grappone Conference Center in Concord, N.H. Contact: Tracie Fellows, NHSAA, 12 Cross St., Penacook, NH 03303; (603) 753-4479; fax: (603) 753-4611; e-mail: tracie@nhsaa.org; Web site: www.nhsaa.org.

**26-27--Social studies: Problem-Based Economics, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for social studies teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; fax: (415) 883-0260; e-mail: nancy@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

**26-27--Year-round education: Mid-Atlantic Seminar on Year-Round Education, sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, for teachers, administrators, board members, and parents, at the Sheraton Park South in Richmond, Va. Contact: James T. Bradford, Superintendent, Buena Vista City Schools, 2110 Magnolia Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416; (540) 261-2129; fax: (540) 261-2967; e-mail: divi03@pen.k12.va.us; Web site: www.bv.rang.k12.va.us.

**26-28--Counseling: 58th National Conference, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for secondary school counselors and college- admissions counselors, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Contact: Gudleif Ellerts, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222, ext. 134; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: gellerts@nacac.org; Web site: www.nacac.org.

26-29--Counselors: 58th National Conference, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for secondary school counselors and college admissions counselors, in Salt Lake City. Contact: Gudleif Ellerts, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: gellerts@nacac.org; Web site: www.nacac.org.

**26-Nov. 14--Economics: The Economics Classroom, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, for high school teachers, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: Annenberg/CPB Channel, (800) 532-7637; Web site: www.learner.org/redir ect/channel/register.html.

**26-Nov. 14--Geography: Teaching Geography, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, for teachers of grades 7-12, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: Annenberg/CPB Channel, (800) 532-7637; Web site: www.learner.org/redir ect/channel/register.html.

**27--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.; the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa.; and Kean University in Union, N.J. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

27-28--Administrators: 7th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Education Leaders Council, for educators and policymakers, at the Westin-Tabor Center in Denver. Contact: Gary Huggins, ELC, 1225 19th St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 261- 2600; fax: (202) 261-2638; e-mail: elcconference@educationleaders.or g; Web site: www.educationleaders.org.

**27-28--English: The Universal Language of Literature: Weaving Unity Through Diversity, sponsored by the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Sheri Johnson, (615) 294-6600; e-mail: sherijohn@home.com.

28--Mathematics: Problem-Based Learning Symposium, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for K-16 teachers of problem-based learning, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax: (630) 907-5946; e-mail: dgerdes@imsa.edu; Web site: www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.htm l.

**28--Science: Earth 2 Class, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for science teachers, at the college in New York City. Contact: CEOI, TC, CU, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

28-1--Community involvement: Quality Partnerships: Collaboration for Success, sponsored by the American Association for Quality, the Association for Quality and Participation, and the Quality Network, for administrators, school board members, central staff, teachers, parents, and business leaders, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Dale Tuttle, ASQ, (414) 298-8789, ext. 7438; e-mail: dtuttle@asq.org.

29-30--Gifted education: Virginia Seminar for the Gifted, sponsored by the Virginia Association for the Gifted, for teachers, administrators, and parents, at the Williamsburg Marriott in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Liz Nelson, Executive Secretary, VAG, PO Box 26212, Richmond, VA 23260-6212; (804) 355-5945; fax: (804) 355-5945; e- mail: vagifted@mediaone.net; Web site: www.vagifted.org.

**29-30--Women: Women in Educational Leadership, sponsored by the department of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for administrators, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Marilyn Grady or Phyllis Hasse, Educational Administration at UNL, 141 TEAC Hall, Lincoln, NE 68506; (402) 472-0974; fax: (402) 472-4300; e-mail: mgrady1@unl.edu or phasse1@unl.edu.

**29-Oct. 1--Partnerships: Quality Partnerships: Collaboration for Success, sponsored by the American Society for Quality, the Association for Quality and Participation, the Quality Network, and the Ohio Department of Education, for administrators, school board members, central staff, teachers, parents, and business leaders, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Dale Tuttle, ASQ, 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202; (414) 298-8789, ext. 7438; e-mail: dtuttle@asq.org; Web site: www.asq.org.

**29-Nov. 17--Geography: Teaching Geography, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, for teachers of grades 7-12, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: Annenberg/CPB Channel, (800) 532-7637; Web site: www.learner.org/redir ect/channel/register.html.

**30-Oct. 1--Data: DataPoint Software Training, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995- 9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

October

1--Abuse: Preventing Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for educators, counselors, and medical staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

**1-2--Partnerships: Leadership Development Conference on School, Family, and Community Partnerships, sponsored by the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, for educators, parents, and community members, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel-Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Deadline: Sept. 13. Contact: Karen Clark Salinas, NNPS, JHU, 3003 N. Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-8818; fax: (410) 516-8890; e-mail: kaslinas@csos.jhu.edu; Web site: www.partnershipschools.org.

2-6--Health: 76th National School Health Conference: Advocacy for Student Health and School Success, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for school health professionals, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, 7263 State Route #43, PO Box 708; Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678-1601, ext. 127; fax: (330) 678-4526; e-mail: mbramsi@ashaweb.org; Web site: www.ashaweb.org.

3--Aesthetic realism: Teaching Method: Every Subject Is About the World and Oneself!, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and all school-based personnel, at the foundation in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4426; Web site: www.AestheticRealism.org.

3--History: Electronic Field Trip: In the General's Secret Service, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for grade 4-8 students and educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: Russ Glissman, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8976; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: rglissman@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/trips.

3-5--English: Wyoming Literacy Conference, sponsored by the Wyoming Association of Teachers of English, the Wyoming Reading Council, and the Wyoming Early Literacy Council, for English teachers, in Gilette, Wyo. Contact: Roseine Church; e-mail: toread4@aol.com.

4-5--History: Discovering History Conference, sponsored by the National Council for History Education, for K-12 teachers, historians, teacher-educators, and curriculum specialists, at Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Elaine Wrisley Reed, Executive Director, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; fax: (440) 835-1295; e- mail: nche@nche.net; Web site: www.history.org/nche.

4-6--Literacy: Early Literacy Institute: Clay's Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, for primary classroom teachers, literacy specialists, and administrators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Literacy for All, LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349- 8490.

8-10--Character education: Classrooms With Character, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for educators and teaching aides, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545- 5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

**9-11--Federal programs: Showcasing Quality, Ensuring Compliance, Emphasizing Outcomes: A National Conference Addressing State Monitoring of IDEA, sponsored by the Alliance for Systems Change/Mid-South Regional Resource Center, for state special education officials, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City. Deadline: Sept. 3. Contact: Richard Lewis, ASC/MSRRC, University of Kentucky, 126 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0051; (859) 257- 1981; fax: (859) 257-4353; e-mail: rlewis@uky.edu; Web site: www.ihdi.uky.edu/MSRRC.

10-12--Science: Using "Atlas of Science Literacy," sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in San Francisco. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

10-12--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

10-12--Learning disabilities: 24th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special educators and professionals, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: CLD, PO Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site: www.cldinternational.org.

10-12--Reading: 29th Plains Regional Conference: Literacy Land of AHs, sponsored by the Kansas Reading Association, for educators, at the Kansas Expocentre and Capitol Hill Plaza in Topeka, Kan. Contact: International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax: (302) 731-1057; Web site: www.reading.org.

10-13--Dropouts: 14th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, for teachers, counselors, district staff, social service agencies, juvenile-justice professionals, and government leaders, at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego. Contact: NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631-1555; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656- 0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

**11-12--Diversity: 2nd Annual Diversity Challenge 2002: How to Keep High-Stakes Tests From Making People Mentally Ill, sponsored by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, for educators, administrators, researchers, health professionals, parents, and community leaders, at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in Boston. Contact: ISPRC, LSE, BC, 318 Campion Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; Web site: www.bc.edu/isprc.

11-13--Montessori education: 2002 Fall Regional Conference: Every Child a Masterpiece, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, at the Millennium Hotel Complex in St. Louis. Contact: Terri Byrd, AMS, (212) 358-1250, ext. 207; e-mail: terri@amshq.org.

11-13--Scholarships: Dollars for Scholars/ScholarShop National Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, for CSFA board members and the public, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax: (507) 931-9168; e-mail: cvandyke@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

13-15--Leadership: Courageous Leadership for School Success 2002: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement and School Climate, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for superintendents, assistant superintendents, staff developers, curriculum and instructional staff, principals, and team leaders, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Kristina Anderson, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 105, Box 906, Bloomington, IN 57502; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323- 8140; e-mail: hope@communitiesofhope.org; Web site: www.communitiesofhope.org.

15--Professional devlopment: Satellite Town Meeting With Rod Paige, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for K-12 educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: USDE, (800) 872-5327; e-mail: Satellite.Town.Meeting@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/inits/stm/.

15-16--Safety: Safe and Effective Secondary Schools, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, school resource officers, and counselors, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

16-18--African-American education: 7th Annual NAAPID Conference, sponsored by the National African- American Parent Involvement Day, for parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, at the Detroit Metro Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel in Romulus, Mich. Contact: Barbara James or Joseph Dulin, NAAPID, PO Box 2043, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2043; (800) 351-4097; fax: (734) 434-1144; e-mail: naapid@aaps.k12.mi.us.

16-19--Rural education: Rural Education: Journey to Discovery, sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, for rural educators and related agencies, at the Double Tree-Jantzen Beach Hotel in Portland, Ore. Deadline: Sept. 25. Contact: NREA, 10 Education Building, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523; (970) 491-7022; fax: (970) 491-1317; e-mail: doceads@juno.com; Web site: www.nrea.colostate.edu.

16-20--Urban schools: 46th Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by the Council of the Great City Schools, for urban school superintendents, senior administrators, board members, and deans of colleges of education, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: CGCS, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427; fax: (202) 393-2400; Web site: www.cgcs.org.

17-19--Character education: Cultivating Citizens for a Changing World, sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, for teachers, administrators, counselors, parents, policymakers, professors, and business and community leaders, at the Radisson Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: CEP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-7743; e-mail: cepforum@character.org; Web site: www.character.org.

17-19--Disabilities: 14th Annual International Conference, sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, for educators, parents, psychologists, and students, at the Fontainbleau Hilton in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Marsha Bokman, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 301-7070; fax: (301) 306-7071; e-mail: marsha_bokman@chadd.org; Web site: www.chadd.org.

19-22--Administrators: Annual conference, sponsored by the School Administrators Association of New York State, for New York state school administrators, at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Nancy Arthur, Coordinator of Events, SAANYS, 8 Airport Park Blvd., Albany Airport Park, Latham, NY 12110; (518) 782-0600; fax: (518) 782-9552; e-mail: narthur@saanys.org; Web site: www.saanys.org.

23-25--Administrators: Administrative Intervention, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, and team leaders, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

23-27--Arts education: Annual conference, sponsored by the International Network of Performing and Visual Arts Schools, for anyone involved in arts education, at Queen's Landing Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Contact: Angela Comfort or Rod Daniel, INPVAS, 5505 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 280, Washington, DC 20015; (202) 966-2216; fax: (202) 966-2283; e-mail: NETWORK@danielgrp.com; Web site: www.artsschoolsnetwork.org.

24-26--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Honolulu. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

24-26--Middle schools: 22nd Annual Conference, sponsored by the New York State Middle School Association, for middle school teachers, administrators, staff, board members, PTA members, college students interested in middle school education, and parents of middle school students, at the Niagara Falls Conference Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Contact: Linda Ruest, Conference Director, WNY School Support Center, Erie 1 BOCES, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225; (716) 630-4275; fax: (716) 630-4224; e-mail: ruest@nysmsa.org; or Nancy Sampson, NYSMSA Local Committee Chair, Cuba-Rushford M/HS, 5476 Route 305N, Cuba, NY 14727; (716) 968-2650; fax: (716) 968-2652; e-mail: sampson@nysmsa.org; Web site: www.nysmsa.org.

24-26--Reading: Canadian/IRA Literacy Conference: Exemplary Practices in Literacy, sponsored by the British Columbia Literacy Council of the International Reading Association, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, British Columbia. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731- 1600; fax: (302) 731-1057; Web site: www.reading.org.

24-26--Science: NSTA Eastern Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 328-8998; fax: (703) 243-7177; e-mail: reg@nsta.org; Web site: www.nsta.org/conventions.

24-26--Technology: National Fall Conference, sponsored by Computer Using Educators Inc., for educators, technology coordinators, administrators, and Digital High School grant recipients, at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: CUE, 1210 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 100, (510) 814-6630; fax: (510) 814-0195; e-mail: cueinc@cue.org; Web site: www.cue.org.

26-29--Higher education: 9th National Conference on Students in Transition, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, at the Hilton in Pittsburgh. Contact: Nina Glisson, Conference Coordinator, NRCFYESIT, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-8158; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: ninaL@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

27-29--Literacy: Literacy for All 13th Annual Northeast Early Literacy Conference and Reading Recovery Institute, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, for primary classroom teachers, reading recovery teachers, administrators, and literacy specialists, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: Literacy for All, LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349-8490; Web site: www.lesley.edu/ earlyedconference/rreli/earlylit.html.

**30-Nov. 3--Gifted education: 49th Annual Convention and Exhibit, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for educators, administrators, and parents, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: Peter D. Rosenstein, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; e-mail: pdr@nagc.org; Web site: www.nagc.org.

30-Nov. 4--College admissions: College Board Forum 2002, sponsored by the College Board, for counselors, teachers, administrators, admissions officers, financial-aid officers, deans, provosts, and presidents, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Contact: Membership Services, CB, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023; (212) 713-8050; fax: (212) 649-8442; e-mail: natforum@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

31-Nov. 2--Foreign language: The Professional Cs: Collaboration, Collegiality, Commitment, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for teachers of foreign languages, at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wis. Contact: E. R. Lowry, President, WAFLT, Classical Studies, Ripon College, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971; (920) 748-8710; e-mail: lowrye@ripon.edu; Web site: www.waflt.org.

31-Nov. 2--Middle schools: 29th Annual Conference and Exhibit: Building Bridges to the Future, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730 or (800) 528-6672; fax: (614) 895-4750; e-mail: info@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

31-Nov. 2--Service: Southern Institute on Service Learning, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, for teachers, administrators, and counselors involved in service learning, at the Springmaid Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631-1555; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

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