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March

22—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Bridgeport, Conn. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

22—Technology: Online Learning Institute, sponsored by EdTech Leaders Online and the Southern Regional Education Board, for educators and administrators, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Leinda Peterman; e-mail: lpeterman@edc.org.

22-24—Achievement: Enhancing Summer Learning in All Settings, the 2006 National Conference, sponsored by the Center for Summer Learning, for summer program providers, educators, and researchers, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. Contact: Emily Wheeler; (410) 516-7436; e-mail: ewheeler@ jhu.edu; Web site: www.summerlearning.org.

22-25—Curriculum: We the People: The 2006 National Service-Learning Conference, sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, the Institute for Global Education and Service-Learning, and Youth Service America, for educators, administrators, students, and community members, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Contact: Amy Meuers, NYLC Conference Director, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Suite D300, St. Paul, MN 55108; (800) 366-6952; fax: (651) 631-2955; e-mail: nslc@nylc.org; Web site: www.nylc.org/conference.

23-24—Achievement: Examining Student Work to Improve Achievement, sponsored by Measured Progress, for K-12 educators, in Portland, Maine. Contact: MP, 171 Watson Road, PO Box 1217, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102; fax: (603) 749-6398; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

23-24—Early-childhood education: Leadership Conference 2006, sponsored by the Professional Association for Childhood Education, for early-childhood educators, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Contact: PACE, 114 Sansome St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94104; (800) 924-2460; fax: (415) 397-7223; email: info@pacenet.org; Web site: www.pacenet.org.

23-25—Education funding: 31st Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Education Finance Association, for education finance researchers, at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. Contact: Ed Steinbrecher, AEFA, 8365 Armadillo Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; (303) 674-0857; fax: (303) 670-8986; e-mail: EdS@aefa.cc; Web site: www.aefa.cc/index.php.

23-25—Technology: 68th Annual Conference, sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, for teachers and administrators, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore. Contact: Susan Perry ITEA, 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-2100; fax: (703) 860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: www.iteaconnect.org.

24-25—Teachers: Celebration of Teaching and Learning, sponsored by Thirteen WNET and WLIW 21, for educators and administrators, at the Unconvention Center at Pier 94, in New York City. Contact: Ronald Thorpe, 450 W. 33rd St., Floor 7, New York, NY 10001; (212) 560-4900; Web site: www.thirteencelebration.org.

24-27—Facilities: CEFPI Southwest Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Las Vegas. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: ; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

25—Teachers: 17th Annual National Minority Careers in Education Expo, sponsored by Tylin Promotions, for educators and administrators, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY. Contact: Lynne Weber, Michele Harris or Fred Greenspan, 1146 N. Mesa Drive, #102-300, Mesa, AZ 85201-3539; recruiters: (480) 615-8900; applicants: (718) 805-5400; e-mail: WorldTradeCenter@DeptOfEd.org; Web site: www.deptofed.org.

26-28—Middle schools: 25th Annual Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@znelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

27-29—Technology: International Forum for Women in e-Learning, sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, for women in distance learning and training, at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Resort in Galveston, Texas. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Kathleen M. Clemens, 8 Winter St., Suite 508, Boston, MA 02108; (800) 275-5162; fax: (617) 399-1771; e-mail: kclemens@usdla.org; Web site: www.usdla.org.

29-31—Curriculum: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org/pd.

29-31—Instruction: Second Step Training for Trainers Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for preK-9 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Deadline: March 24. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6223; fax: (206) 438-6765; e-mail: clientsupport@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

29-31—Technology: Triangle Coalition 2006 Policy Conference, sponsored by the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, for math, science, and technology educators, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. Deadline: March 17. Contact: Deborah Murray, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 516-5960; fax: (703) 516-5969; e-mail: murrayd@triangle-coalition.org; Web site: www.trianglecoalition.org.

29-April 1—At-risk youths: 100th Anniversary of School Social Work Conference, sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America, for school social workers, in Boston. Contact: SSWAA, PO Box 2072, Northlake, IL 60164; (847) 289-4642; e-mail: sswaa@aol.com; Web site: www.sswaa.org.

30-April 1—History and social studies: 2006 Conference: The Americas in World History, sponsored by the National Council for History Education, for social studies teachers, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Elizabeth Badziong, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145-4657; (440) 835-1776; fax: (440) 835-1295; e-mail: elizabeth@nche.net; Web site: www.nche.net.

30-April 2—Facilities: CEFPI Southern Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

30-April 2—Elementary education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, at the Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown in Houston. Contact: AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; e-mail: info@amshq.org; Web site: www.amshq.org.

31—Public relations: Buzz Marketing: Using Those Person-to-Person Conversations to Build Support for Your Schools, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

31—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in San Angelo, Texas. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html

31-April 1—Instruction: Annual Learning Differences Conference: Teaching Lifelong Learning Strategies—Executive Function in the Classroom, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for educators and administrators, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: March 29. Contact: Jason Rabin, 14 Story St., 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: ppe@gse.harvard.edu.

31-April 4—Principals: Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary-level educators and principals, in San Antonio. Contact: Amanda Rushing, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (800) 396-2377; e-mail: naesp@naesp.org; Web site: www.naesp.org.

31-April 5—Facilities: CEFPI Southeast Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

April

1—Curriculum: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in St. Petersburg, Fla. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

1-3—Curriculum: Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org/annualconference.

1-5—Education policy: 2006 National Conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education, for K-12 educators, in Denver. Contact: NASDME, Office the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Bldg. 600 Washington St. S.E., PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98501; (360) 725-6150; Web site: www.nasdme.org.

2-4—Dropouts: 2006 Effective Strategies Institute, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center and the Iowa Association of Alternative Education, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: John Peters, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-0253; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu.

2-4—Higher education: All Students College And Work Ready: What Will It Take to Close the Gap?, sponsored by The Education Trust-West, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Gary Reinecke, 155 Grand Ave., Suite 1025, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 465-6444; fax: (510) 465-0859; e-mail: greinecke@edtrustwest.org.

2-5—Leadership: 2006 Annual Meeting: Learning Matters, sponsored by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, for educators and administrators, at the Chicago Downtown Marriott in Chicago. Contact: NCA CASI, PO Box 871008, Tempe, AZ 85287-1008; (800) 525-9517; fax: (480) 773-6901; e-mail: nca@ncacasi.org; Web site: www.ncacasi.org.

3-6—International education: International Education Forum 2006: Engaging the World through Education, sponsored by the Australian Department of Education, for K-12 educators, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia. Contact: AEI Events, Department of Education, Science and Training, GPO Box 9880 (LC430), Canberra Act 2601;+61 2 6240 5188; fax: +61 2 6240 7196; e-mail: AEIevents@dest.gov.au; Web site: http://aei.dest. gov.au/AEI/MIP/Activities/05Activity09.htm.

5—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Woonsocket, R.I. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

5-6—Instruction: Small Schools Institute, sponsored by the Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University, for secondary-level administrators and educators, at the Douglas Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Deadline: March 17. Contact: Ryan Peterson, 80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 410, Somerset, NJ 08873; (732) 564-0024; fax: (732) 564-9099; e-mail: rypeters@rci.rutgers.edu; Web site: http://cesp.rutgers.edu/events/SMS05.html.

5-7—Instruction: Second Step Training for Trainers, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for pre-K-9 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Boston. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6223; fax: (206) 438-6765; e-mail: clientsupport@ cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

5-7—Leadership: Change Leadership Group’s 3-Day Learning Lab: Systemic Change for Student Success, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for educators and administrators, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Kati Livingston, 8 Story St., 1st Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 496-2770; e-mail: kathrine_livingston@harvard.edu. Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/clg/programs.html.

5-8—Health and safety: 2nd Annual Summit, sponsored by the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, for health educators and school nurses, at the Marriot at Metro Center in Washington. Contact: The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Center for Drug Abuse Research, Howard University, 2900 Van Ness Street N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 806-8600; fax: (202) 537-3806; e-mail: info@naadpc.org; Web site: www.naadpc.org.

5-8—Learning disabilities: Annual Convention and Expo, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, in Salt Lake City. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201; (888) 232-7733; Web site: www.cec.sped.org.

6-8—Education law: COSA School Law Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys, for school attorneys, at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. Contact: Barbara B. Moody, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 535-1630; fax: (703) 548-5560; e-mail: bmoody@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cosa.

7-11—Education research: Education Research in the Public Interest, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, for education researchers, in San Francisco. Contact: AERA, 1230 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 223-9485; fax: (202) 775-1824; Web site: www.aera.net.

8-9—Curriculum: Animals and Children Conference, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in Tallahassee, Fla. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

8-11—School boards: 66th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school board members, at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago. Deadline: March 23. Contact: Barbara Moody, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 548-5560; e-mail: conference@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

8-12—Career and technical education: 2006 Spring Meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, for career and technical educators and administrators, at the Hilton Washington in Washington. Deadline: March 6. Contact: Meghan Pauliny, 444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Suite 830, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 737-0303; e-mail: mpauliny@careertech.org; Web site: www.careertech.org.

9-11—Technology: 80th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Distance Education and Training Council, for educators involved in distance education, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Contact: Cindy Donahue, DETC, 1601 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20009; (202) 234-5100; Web site: www.detc.org.

10—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Lubbock, Texas. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

10-May 4—English: Language Arts Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning April 10, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days. Contact: Valerie Kacian; 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

12-15—Multicultural education: Embracing a Confluence of Cultures in the Education of Children Conference, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, for teachers and administrators, at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio. Deadline: Feb 17. Contact: Lisa Wenger, ACEI, 17904 Georgia Ave., Suite 215, Olney, MD 20882; (800) 423-3563; fax: (301) 570-2212; e-mail: conference@acei.org; Web site: www.acei.org.

12-May 5—Mathematics: Math Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning April 12, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days. Contact: Valerie Kacian; 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

13-15—Foreign languages: 5th Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, sponsored by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, for teachers, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Contact: UTM, Dept. of Modern Languages, Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, 81310 UTM, Skudai, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia; Web site: www.lsputm.org.

17-18—Education research: Research for Better Schools 2006 Annual Conference, sponsored by Research for Better Schools, for educators and administrators, at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Deadline: March 27. Contact: Jim Multari, 112 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102; (215) 568-6150 ext. 284; fax: (215) 568-7260; e-mail: multari@ rbs.org; Web site: www.rbs.org.

19—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Burlington, Vt. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

19-23—Music education: 2006 National Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for music teachers, in Salt Lake City. Contact: MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 336-3768; Web site: www.menc.org.

20-23—Minority education: 20th Anniversary National Convention, sponsored by the National Council on Educating Black Children, for educators and administrators, at the Hillside Holiday Inn Expo & Conference Center in Hillside, Ill. Deadline: March 29. Contact: Diana Daniels, PO Box 55752, Indianapolis, IN 46205-0752; (866) 380-2610; fax: (317) 546-2290; e-mail: dd4507@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.ncebc.org.

21-23—Community involvement: National & Global Youth Service Days, sponsored by Youth Service America, for educators and students, nationwide. Contact: Karen Daniel, 1101 15th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 296-2992; e-mail: karen@ysa.org; Web site: www.ysa.org/nysd.

22—Instruction: 2006 Annual CHILD Conference, sponsored by the Institute for School Innovation, for K-8 educators and administrators, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Deadline: March 24. Contact: Winky Jenkins-Rice, 1339 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308; (850) 671-3706; fax: (850) 671-5390; e-mail: wrice@ifsi.org; Web site: www.ifsi.org.

23-27—Magnet schools: 24th National Conference on Magnet Schools, sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, for magnet school educators, in Omaha, Neb. Contact: MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824-0672; fax: (202) 737-0100; Web site: www.magnet.edu.

24-25—Curriculum: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org/pd.

24-26—Mathematics: 38th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers and administrators, in St. Louis. Contact: NCSM, PO Box 150368, Lakewood, CO 80215-0368; (303) 274-5932; e-mail: ncsm@mathforum.org; Web site: http://mathforum.org/ncsm.

24-26—Technology: NSBA’s ITTE 2006 Site Visit, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school technology directors and administrators, at the Warren Township School District in Indianapolis. Deadline: April 3. Contact: Jason Assir, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail: jassir@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

25-26—English-language learners: Supporting English-Language Learners in the Classroom and Community, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for educators and administrators, at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-0951; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: sueschroeder@education.wisc.edu.

26—Charter schools:Grantwriting Made Easy, sponsored by the National Charter School Clearinghouse, for charter school and other nonprofit administrators at the University of Phoenix. Deadline: April 12. Contact: Lynn Kepford, PO Box 11864, Tempe, AZ 85284; (480) 907-5900; e-mail: info@ncsc.info; Web site: www.ncsc.info.

26-27—Curriculum: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, at the Humane Society in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

26-29—Mathematics: 2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers, in St. Louis. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970; Web site: www.nctm.org/meetings.

27-29—Health and safety: National Leadership Conference 2006, sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, for administrators and school food-service professionals, in San Antonio. Contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org; Web site: www.schoolnutrition.org.

27-30—Teachers: Accreditation, Accountability, and Quality Conference, sponsored by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Contact: Barbara J. Olexer, NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023; (202) 466-7496; e-mail: barbara@ncate.org; Web sites: www.ncate.org, www.aacte.org.

28—Public relations: Using Data-Driven Communication to Boost Influence and Results, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

28—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Waco, Texas. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

28-29—Foreign languages: NYSAFLT Colloquium, sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for foreign-language educators, at the Wyndham Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: John Carlino, 2400 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214; (716) 836-3130; fax: (716) 836-3020; e-mail: hq@nysaflt.org; Web site: www.nysaflt.org.

29—Curriculum: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in Denver. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

29—Reading: Reading Research 2006 Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for researchers and educators, at the McCormick Place South in Chicago. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

30—Reading: El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Children’s Day, Book Day), sponsored by the American Library Association, for librarians, educators, and students, nationwide. Contact: ALA; (800) 545-2433 ext. 1398; e-mail: dia@ala.org; Web site: www.ala.org/dia.

30-May 1—Health and safety: Beyond Bullying, sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools and the California League of High Schools, for secondary-level educators, at the Hyatt Regency North Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nev. Contact: Katie Winchell, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (800) 326-1880; e-mail: editor@clms.net; Web site: www.clms.net.

30-May 4—Reading: 2006 Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in Chicago. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

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