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October

24--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Boston, Denver, Houston, and North Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

24--Education law: Pre-Convention School Law Conference, sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, for lawyers, school board members, and superintendents, at the Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y. Deadline: Oct. 11. Contact: Jay Worona, 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.

24-25--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.

24-25--English: Celebrate Kansas!, sponsored by the Kansas Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Karen Ann Stous, (785) 364-3390; e-mail: kstous@mail.holton.k12.ks.us.

24-25--English: Teaching Challenges: Building Bridges to Literacy, sponsored by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: Deborah LeSure-Wilbourn, (662) 562-3253; e-mail: deborahw@gmi.net.

24-26--Hispanic education: High Achievement for Latino Learners: The Tools to Make It Happen, sponsored by the Chicago Area Hispanic Consortium, for educators, in Chicago. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082 or (604) 465-8499; fax: (866) 465-2325 or (604) 465-2325; e-mail: info@twblearn.com; Web site: www.twblearn.com/conferences.html .

24-26--Middle schools: 22nd Annual Conference: Middle-Level Education ... Capture the Power, sponsored by the New York State Middle School Association, for middle schoolteachers, 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. Deadline: Oct. 16. 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: lruest@erie1.wnyric.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--Safety: Student Victimization: 12th International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus, sponsored by the Safe Schools Coalition, for educators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: David Andersen, SSC, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (800) 537-4933; fax: (941) 778-6818; Web site: www.ed.mtu.edu/safe.

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--Science: NSTA Eastern Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9371; fax: (703) 243-7177; e-mail: carla.daniels@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, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 814-6630; fax: (510) 814-0195; e-mail: cueinc@cue.org; Web site: www.cue.org.

24-27--School boards: Annual Convention and Educational Trade Show, sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, for school board members, superintendents, lawyers, and administrators, at the Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y. Deadline: Oct. 11. Contact: Hugh Clark, 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.

24-27--School boards: School Boards Institute, sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, for school board members and superintendents, at the Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y. Deadline: Oct. 11. Contact: Yolanda Lee, 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.

25--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Dallas; Fargo, N.D.; Midland, Texas; Napa Valley, Calif.; and Providence, R.I. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

25--English: Living Texts, sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Contact: Kenneth Clark, (204) 253-8335 or (204) 338-4611; e-mail: kclark@resd.mb.ca.

25-26--English: The Heart of the Matter in the English Language Arts Classroom, sponsored by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Springfield, Ill. Contact: Mary Lou Flemal, (815) 756-2233 or (815) 754-2144; e-mail: mlflemal@tbcnet.com; Web site: www.iateonline.org.

25-26--Professional development: Supporting High Quality Programs: A Conference on the High/Scope Approach, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and parents, in Mississauga, Ontario. Contact: Marianne McDonnell, HSERF, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; (734) 485-2000; fax: (734) 485-4467; e-mail: training@highscope.org; Web site: www.highscope.org.

25-26--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

25-27--At-risk youths: Risk and Resilience: Protective Mechanisms and School-Based Prevention Programs, sponsored by the Devereaux Foundation and the Judge Baker Children's Center, for educators, at the University Park Hotel at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: DF, PO Box 638, Villanova, PA 19085; (610) 542-3090; Web site: www.riskandresilience.org.

25-27--Professional development: Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by the New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for public and private school educators, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Anthony Mello, Executive Director, NYSASCD, 15 Dogwood Lane, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987; (845) 753-3793; fax: (845) 753-3795; e-mail: AnMello@aol.com; Web site: www.nysascd.org.

25-27--Writing: Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference: Learning With Writing Tutors, sponsored by the Midwest Writing Centers Association, for educators, in Lawrence, Kan. Contact: Michele Eodice; e-mail: michele@ku.edu; Web site: www.writing.ku.edu/ncptw-mwca.

26--Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for general and remedial teachers of grades 1-3, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

26--Reading: Catch Them Before They Fail: Kindergarten Reading Readiness, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers of grades K-1, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722- 0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

26--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.

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.

27-28--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

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: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu.

27-30--Educational services: 37th Annual Conference: No Child Left Behind-Mobilizing Pupil Services to Meet the Challenge, sponsored by the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, for student-services workers, in Charleston, S.C. Contact: Lee Johnson, Executive Director, NAPSA, PO Box 783, Pittsford, NY 14534-0783; (585) 223-2018; fax: (585) 223-1497; e-mail: napsa@rochester.rr.com; Web site: www.napsa.com.

28--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; and Salina, Kan. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

29--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Milwaukee. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

29--Special education: Effective Strategies and Accommodations, sponsored by the Hill Center, for educators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

**29--Testing: High StakesTesting and its Effect on At-Risk/High Risk Youth, sponsored by the Body of Christ Outreach Ministries Inc., District Chronicles and KB Students with Options, for educators at Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn Center in Washington. Contact: Mark Jennings; (202) 271-8630; Web site: www.bodyofchristusa.com.

29-31--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for educators and administrators, at the Fort Wayne Community Schools in Fort Wayne, Ind. Deadline: Oct. 15. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685- 4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

30--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Phillipsburg, N.J.; Sioux City, Iowa; and Wichita, Kan. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

30-1--Data: Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning, 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.

30-1--Scholarships: ScholarShop Coordinator Orientation and Professional Development Session, sponsored by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, for guidance counselors and educators, in Minneapolis. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax: (507) 931-9168; e- mail: cfreeman@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

30-3--Diversity: We the People: Fulfilling the Promise of Democracy and Equity Through Multicultural Education, sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education, for educators, administrators, parents, social workers, legal professionals, policymakers, and business professionals, at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Va. Contact: Brenda Tolliver, NAME, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax: (202) 628- 6264; e-mail: name@nameorg.org; Web site: www.nameorg.org.

30-3--Gifted education: Ascending New Peaks, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for educators, administrators, guidance counselors, and parents, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver. Deadline: Oct. 4. Contact: Lancey Boros, Convention Manager, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax: (202) 785-4248; e-mail: nagc@nagc.org; Web site: www.nagc.org.

30-4--Higher education: 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.

31-1--Best practices: Best Practices in School Finance, sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, for administrators and school board members, 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.

31-2--Developmental education: Learning and the Brain, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Anne Rosenfeld, Public Information Resources Inc., (617) 469-6789, ext. 21; e-mail: learning_brain@yahoo.com; Web site: www.edupr.com.

31-2--Foreign languages: 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.

31-2--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.

31-2--Service learning: 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.

1--Learning disabilities: Overview of LD/ADD, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers and administrators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

1--Service learning: Community Service, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for service-learning coordinators, at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

1--Special education: Myths, Mantras, and Miscommunications: The Case of ADHD, sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, for teachers, psychologists, and counselors, 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.heartspring.org.

1-2--English: Rising to New Heights of Student Success, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Charlottesville, Va. Contact: Nancy Moskway, (757) 491-4799; e-mail: nsmoskwa@vbcps.k12.va.us.

1-2--School improvement: Strengthening Capacity and Partnerships, sponsored by the Foundation for Excellent Schools, for educators and community leaders, at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing, N.Y. Deadline: Sept. 15. Contact: Rick Dalton, FES, 1634 Route 30, Middlebury, VT 05753; (802) 462-3170; fax: (802) 462-3180; e-mail: fes@middlebury.edu; Web site: www.fesnet.org.

1-2--Service learning: 2002 Southern Institute on Service Learning, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, the South Carolina Department ofEducation, and the National Service Learning Exchange, for teachers, counselors, and students, at the Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-0253; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

1-3--Diversity: Conversations Across Cultures: Bicultural Ways of Knowing: Iranian- American Narratives, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for visual arts and social studies 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.

1-3--Leadership: Fostering Learning for All: Honoring Multiple Leadership Perspectives, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for professors and K-12 administrators, at the Hilton Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Contact: UCEA, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211; (573) 884-8300; fax: (573) 884-8302; e-mail: admnucea@coe.missouri.edu; Web site: www.ucea.org.

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

3--Job fair: National Education Employment Fair, sponsored by the American Association for Employment in Education, for educators and educational employers, at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Deadline: Oct. 18. Contact: BJ Bryant, AAEE, 3040 Riverside Drive, Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43221; (614) 485-1111; fax: (614) 485-9609; e-mail: aaee@osu.edu; Web site: www.aaee.org.

3--Leadership: National Commission Meeting: Leadership for Learning, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for professors and administrators, at the Hilton Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Contact: UCEA, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211; (573) 884-8300; fax: (573) 884-8302; e-mail: admnucea@coe.missouri.edu; Web site: www.ucea.org.

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

3-4--Independent schools: 2002 Annual Conference, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for educators, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Drive, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 282-3592; fax: (804) 282-3596; e-mail: joanfargis@vais.org; Web site: www.vais.org.

3-4--Teachers: Biennial Teachers Conference, sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Emily B. Fuller, TAIS, 118 29th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212; (615) 298-2441; e-mail: fuller@taistn.org; Web site: www.taistn.org.

3-6--Teacher education: Racing to Meet the Challenge: Quality Teachers for America's Children, sponsored by the American Association for Employment in Education, for teacher- educators, career counselors, and school district human-resources officials, at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Deadline: Oct. 10. Contact: BJ Bryant, AAEE, 3040 Riverside Drive, Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43221; (614) 485- 1111; fax: (614) 485-9609; e-mail: aaee@osu.edu; Web site: www.aaee.org.

4--Collaboration: Effective Teaming Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Westboro, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

4--Ethics: Moral Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for administrators, at the Innsbrook Conference Center in St. Louis. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

4--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Greensboro, N.C.; Hershey, Pa., Little Rock, Ark.; Romulus, Mich.; Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Spokane, Wash. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

4-6--Professional development: Teachers as Learners: Professional Development for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by Learning Innovations at WestEd, for teacher- educators, at the Museum of Science in Boston. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Jackie Barlow, LIW, 91 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180; (781) 481-1110; fax: (781) 481-1120; e-mail: jbarlow@wested.org; Web site: www.WestEd.org/li/.

4-8--Special education: Specialized Classroom Management, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for specialized classroom instructors and teacher aides, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

5-6--Partnerships: 2002 Business and Education Conference: The New Era of Education Reform: Corporate Opportunities to Strengthen Tomorrow's Workforce, sponsored by the Conference Board and the National Alliance of Business, for educators, at the Hilton New York in New York City. Contact: Customer Service, CB, 845 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022; (212) 339-0345; fax: (212) 836-9740; Web site: www.conference- board.org/b&e.htm.

5-7--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for educators and administrators, at the Bremerton School District in Bremerton, Wash. Deadline: Oct. 24. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685- 4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

6--Assessment: Middle Level Practice Can Prosper in the MCAS Environment, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Westboro, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

6--Collaboration: Effective Teaming Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

6--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Albany, N.Y.; Marietta, Ga.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and Naperville, Ill. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

6-8--Principals: Fall Conference, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for administrators, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, (512) 478-5268; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

6-8--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for educators and administrators, at the Baltimore City Public School System in Baltimore. Deadline: Oct. 23. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685- 4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

6-8--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; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

6-8--Mentoring: Building Teacher-Leader Capacity: Teachers Helping Teachers to Improve Classroom Practice, sponsored by theAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933- 2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

6-8--Professional development: Teaching for Understanding, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

6-10--Arts education: Desert Rhaposdy: Images in Sound and Motion, sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, for language arts, dance, and music teachers, at the Riviera Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas. Contact: Executive Headquarters, AOSA, PO Box 391089, Cleveland, OH 44139-8089; Web site: www.aosa.org.

7--Behavior: Web Seminar: Preventing Problem Behaviors, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for teachers, administrators, psychologists, and special education professionals, online at www.cec.sped.org/pd/. Contact: Continuing Education Manager, CEC 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

7--Collaboration: Effective Teaming Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

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

7--History: Electronic Field Trip: The Case of the Shuttered Room, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for grades 4-8 students and teachers, 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.

7--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Augusta, Maine; Anchorage, Alaska; and Salt Lake City. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

7--Science: Share the Adventure: Exploring Fire Science, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, for educators and students, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: Carolyn Cohen, BLM-EE&V Group, (202) 785-6583; e-mail: carolyn_cohen@blm.gov; Web site: www.blm.gov/education.

7-8--Collaboration: Mining the Gold in Student Work: Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933- 2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

7-8--Counseling: Mastering Change/Creating Balance, sponsored by the New York Counseling Association, for professional counselors, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y. Deadline: Oct. 7. Contact: Donald G. Newell, NYCA, PO Box 12636, Albany, NY 12212; (518) 235-2026; fax: (518) 235-0910; e-mail: nycaoffice@nycounseling.org; Web site: www.nycounseling.org.

7-8--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.

7-8--Independent schools: Independent Schools: Building Futures, sponsored by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, for teachers, administrators, admissions personnel, and business and development personnel, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Deadline: Oct. 18. Contact: Carol Lee Curtis, FCIS, 1211 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607; (772) 219-4538; fax: (772) 219-4682; e- mail: fcisevents@aol.com; Web site: www.fcis.org.

7-8--Leadership: The Leader's Role in Building a Professional Learning Community, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

7-8--Professional development: Problem-Based Learning, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for educators, 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.

7-9--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Phoenix. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

7-9--Libraries: To Think, To Learn, To Dream: Preserving Freedom in the New Millennium, sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association, for library media personnel, at the Sheraton Arlington Park Hotel in Arlington Heights, Ill. Contact: Kay Maynard, Executive Secretary, ISLMA, PO Box 598, Canton, IL 61520; (309) 649-0911; fax: (309) 649-0916; e-mail: ISLMA@aol.com; Web site: www.islma.org.

7-9--Science: Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, sponsored by the Science Teachers Association of Texas, for science teachers and bilingual educators, in El Paso, Texas. Contact: Tim Holt, STAT, PO Box 972116, El Paso, TX 79997-2116; (915) 779-4262; fax: (915) 771-1145; e-mail: timholt@mac.com; Web site: www.cast2002.org.

7-10--Community involvement: Annual Conference: Champions for Children: Celebrating and Inspiring Success, sponsored by Communities in Schools Inc., for educators, community leaders, business leaders, government officials, parents, and students, at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington. Contact: Lois Douglas, CIS, 277 S. Washington, Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 518-2553; e-mail: DouglasL@cisnet.org; Web site: www.cisnet.org.

7-10--Drama: Dramatic Differences: Encouraging Deeper Consciousness of Diversity in Drama Therapy, sponsored by the National Association for Drama Therapy, for counselors and drama faculty, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Angela Comfort, NAPT, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 966-7409; fax: (202) 638-7895; e-mail: NADT@dmg-dc.com; Web site: www.nadt.org.

7-10--Professional development: Unresolved Controversies: Sex Questions in Search of Resolution, sponsored by the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality, for educators, therapists, researchers, clergy, nurses, physicians, and social workers, at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec. Deadline: Oct. 6. Contact: David L. Fleming, SSSS, PO Box 416, Allentown, PA 18105; (610) 530- 2483; fax: (610) 530-2485; e-mail: Thesociety@inetmail.att.net; Web site: www.sexscience.org.

8--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Bangor, Maine; Fairbanks, Alaska; Lexington, Ky.; Pittsfield, Mass.; and St. George, Utah. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

8--Scheduling: Scheduling, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887- 6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

8--Technology: The Future Is Now: Teach and Learn With Technology, sponsored by SCOPE, for educators, technology coordinators, and administrators, at the Islandia Marriott Long Island in Islandia, N.Y. Contact: Betty Westcott, SCOPE, 100 Lawrence Ave., Smithtown, NY 11787; (631) 360-0800, ext. 129; fax: (631) 360-0356; e-mail: bwestcott@li- scope.org; Web site: www.li- scope.org.

8-9--Special education: Effective Practices in Assessment and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs, sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, for educators, at the Heartspring Conference Center in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Kim Soule, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8792; fax: (316) 634- 0555; e-mail: ksoule@heartspring.org; Web site: www.heartspring.org.

8-10--Administrators: Annual Policy Forum and Business Meeting, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, for state school administrators, at Le Meridien Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: Jill Henry, CCSSO, 1 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 408-5505; fax: (202) 408-8072; Web site: www.ccsso.org.

8-10--Teachers: National Conference: Expanding Professional Influence in Communities, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, for board- certified teachers and other educators, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. Deadline: Oct. 25. Contact: Walter Rabchuk, Education Manager, Meetings and Online Forums, NBPTS, 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48076; (248) 351-4444, ext. 566; fax: (248) 351- 4170; e-mail: wrabchuk@nbpts.org; Web site: www.nbpts.org.

8-10--Women: Women Administrators Conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Contact: AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 875- 0748; fax: (703) 841-1543; e-mail: info@aasa.org; Web site: www.aasa.org.

9-14--Reading: Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, for teachers of grades K-2, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: Annenberg/CPB Channel, (800) 532-7637; Web site: www.learner.org/redi rect/channel/register.html.

10--Reading: 21st Annual Conference: Effective Techniques for Teaching Reading, Writing, and Spelling, sponsored by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, for early-childhood educators, K-12 educators, administrators, tutors, and agency personnel, at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City. Contact: RRF, 333 W. 57th St., Suite 1L, New York, NY 10019; (212) 307-7320; fax: (212) 307-0449; e-mail: info@readingreformny.org; Web site: www.readingreformny.org.

10-12--Standards: Standards-Based Reform: A Civic Imperative, sponsored by the Public Education Network, for educators, local education fund officials, board members, business leaders, and policymakers, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Contact: Mary Anne Hickey, PEN, 601 13th St. N.W., Suite 900N, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-7460; fax: (202) 628-1893; e-mail: mahickey@PublicEducation.org; Web site: www.PublicEducation.org.

11-14--Early childhood: Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Training of Trainers, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for parent educators, counselors, and child-care professionals, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

12--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Cleveland; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Williamsburg, Va. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

12--Physical education: Ensuring Success for the LD/ADHD Student in PE, Team Sports, and on the Playground, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

12-13--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; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

12-14--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 Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

13--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Coral Gables, Fla.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Kingsport, Tenn.; Pierre, S.D.; and Pittsburgh. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

13-15--Counseling: North Carolina School Counselors' Conference, sponsored by the North Carolina School Counselors' Association, for school counselors, counselor educators, and administrators, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Raleigh- Durham, N.C. Contact: Linda Kopec, NCSCA; e-mail: lkopec@ocs.onslow.k12.nc.us; Web site: www.nccounseling.org.

13-15--Teacher education: Professional Practices Institute, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for state certification and professional-development personnel, human-resources officers, state legal personnel, and enforcement-agency personnel, at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, R.I. Contact: Roy Einreinhofer, NASDTEC, 39 Nathan Ellis Highway, PMB 134, Mashpee, MA 02649; (508) 539-8844; fax: (508) 539-8868; e-mail: nasdtec@attbi.com; Web site: www.nasdtec.org.

13-15--Technology: NSBA's 16th Annual Technology and Learning Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for technology coordinators, media specialists, educators, school board members, and administrators, at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas. Contact: Ann Lee Flynn, Director, Education Technology, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838- 6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: aflynn@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/T+L.

13-16--Dyslexia: Reading on My Mind: 53rd Annual Conference, sponsored by the International Dyslexia Association, for teachers, administrators, parents, researchers, and psychologists, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: Cindy Ciresi, IDA, 8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Building, Suite 382, Baltimore, MD 21286; (410) 296-0232; fax: (410) 321-5069; e-mail: info@inderdys.org; Web site: www.inderdys.org.

13-16--Community involvement: 37th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, for after-school practitioners, 21st Century Community Learning Center staff, school district personnel, superintendents, university personnel, and community members, at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: NCEA, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91A, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 359- 8973; fax: (703) 359-0972; e-mail: ncea@ncea.com; Web site: www.ncea.com.

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

14--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Columbus, Ohio; Gainesville, Ga.; Hartford, Conn.; Phoenix; and Rocky Mount, N.C. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

14--Professional development: CES Fall Forum 2002, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for educators, administrators, superintendents, and policymakers, in Washington. Contact: Priya Asnani, CES, 1814 Franklin St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1916; fax: (510) 433-1915; e-mail: pasnani@essentialschools.org; Web site: www.essentialschools.org.

14--Special education: Web Seminar: Student-Led IEPs, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for teachers, administrators, psychologists, and special education professionals, online at www.cec.sped.org/pd/. Contact: Continuing Education Manager, CEC 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

14-15--Early childhood: 40th Annual New England Kindergarten Conference: Engaging the Minds and Hearts of Young Children, sponsored by Lesley University, for early- childhood educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Holiday Inn in Providence, R.I. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu.

14-15--Economics: 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.

14-16--Education law: 48th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Education Law Association, for lawyers, professors, school administrators, and others interested in education law, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Contact: Mandy Bingaman, Executive Director, ELA, 300 College Park-0528, Dayton, OH 45469; (937) 229-3589; fax: (937) 229-3845; e-mail: ela@udayton.edu; Web site: www.educationlaw.org.

14-16--Science: NSTA Western Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers, students, and parents, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 328-8998; fax: (703) 243-7177; e-mail: carla.daniels@nsta.org; Web site: www.nsta.org/conventions.

14-16--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Los Angeles. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

14-16--Science: Using "Atlas of Science Literacy," sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, foreducators, in Miami. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737- 2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

15--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Fort Collins, Colo.; Fort Worth, Texas; and New Haven, Conn. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

15-17--Equity: International Perspectives: Global Voices for Gender Equity, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, for educators, at the Wyndham Hotel in Washington. Deadline: Oct. 21. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 1111 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; fax: (202) 463-7169; e-mail: intsymp@aauw.org; Web site: www.aauw.org/7000/ef/symposium. html.

16--At-risk youths: Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon, sponsored by Bright Beginnings Inc., for educators and students, in Washington. Contact: Julee Smariga, BBI, 128 M St. N.W., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20001; (703) 227-3255; fax: (703) 227-3377; e-mail: jcsmariga@nisource.com; Web site: www.brightbeginningsinc.org.

16--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.

16--Special education: Recognizing and Helping the Child with Occupational Therapy Issues in the Classroom, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for general and remedial teachers of grades 1-3, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

16--Job fair: 12th Annual National Minority (Culturally Diverse) Careers in Education Expo, sponsored by the National Minority Careers in Education Expo, for educators, at the Holiday Inn in Rosemont, Ill. Contact: Tylin Promotions, PO Box 1300, Massapequa, NY 11758-0905; Web site: www.DeptofEd.org.

16--Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part II, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for general and remedial teachers of grades 1-3, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

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

17-19--Achievement gap: Annual Closing the Gap Conference: All Kids College Ready-What Would It Take?, sponsored by the Education Trust, for educators, administrators, parents, business leaders, and community leaders, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Nevin Brown, ET, e-mail: nbrown@edtrust.org; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

18--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Manchester, N.H.; Medford, Ore.; and Melbourne, Fla. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

18-19--Arts education: 14th Annual Unified Arts Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: Oct. 30. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

18-24--Reading: National Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council, for educators and students, with events scheduled nationally. Contact: JoAnn Sabatino-Falkenstein, 12 W. 37th St., Second Floor, New York, NY 10018-7480; (212) 966-1990; fax: (212) 966-2073; e-mail: joann.sabatino- falkenstein@cbcbooks.org; Web site: www.cbcbooks.org/html/book_wee k.html.

19--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Aberdeen, Md.; Montpelier, Vt.; and New Bern, N.C. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

19--Reading: Phonological Awareness, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers and administrators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

19--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, p

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