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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional- development opportunities for teachers. Some events may include administrators, policymakers, parents, and others. The list is organized by region, though some events are national meetings. Registration deadlines may close before the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.


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*September 18 Mental health
Developing Effective School-Based Responses to Crisis/ Disaster/ Trauma. Sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health Assistance, in Philadelphia. For more information, 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; csmha.umaryland.edu.

*September 19-21 Mental health
Seventh 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, 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; csmha.umaryland.edu.

*September 21 Achievement
Preventing Academic Failure: Part I (grades 1-3). Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 722- 1387; www.churchillcenter.com.

*September 21-23 Diversity
Healing the Heart of Diversity Retreat. Sponsored by Healing the Heart of Diversity, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Monica Bryant, Healing the Heart of Diversity, 712 Staunton Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016; (540) 343-5192; fax (540) 343- 0407; e-mail monicabryant@mindspring com; www.healingtheheart.org.

*September 24 Reading
Reading Summit. Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers School Division, in Washington, D.C. 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; www.publishers.org.

*September 26-27 Staff Development
Fifth Annual Best Practices in Education for All Children. Sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, 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; www.nhsaa.org.

*September 28 Science
Earth2Class. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. Contact: CEOI, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax (212) 678- 8417; www. tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

*October 2 Behavior
Behavior Management for the Middle School Classroom. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 722-1387; www.churchillcenter.com.


*October 3 Aesthetic realism
Teaching Method: Every Subject Is About the World and Oneself! Sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4426; www.AestheticRealism.org.

*October 3-5 History
Discovering History Conference. Sponsored by the National Council for History Education, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Elaine Wrisley Reed, Executive Director, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Rd., Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835- 1776; fax (440) 835- 1295; e-mail nche@nche.net; www.history.org/nche.

*October 4-5 Staff Development
Supporting High-Quality Programs: A Conference on the High/Scope Approach. Sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, in Iselin, N.J. Contact: Marianne McDonnell, HSERF, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; (734) 485-2000, ext. 228; fax (734) 485-4467; e-mail training@highscope.org; www.highscope.org.

*October 4-6 Literacy
Early Literacy Institute: Clay’s Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Literacy for All, LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; www.lesley.edu.

*October 5, 19, and 26 Achievement
Preventing Academic Failure: Part I (grades 1-3). Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 722-1387; www.churchillcenter.com.

*October 5, 19, and 26 Reading
Catch Them Before They Fail: Kindergarten Reading Readiness. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For information, contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 722-1387; www.churchillcenter.com.

*October 5 and 26 Science
Earth2Class. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. Contact: CEOI, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax (212) 678- 8417; www. tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

*October 5-6 Technology
Recent Innovations in Learning Technology and Constructivist Models of Learning. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. Contact: CEOI, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax (212) 678-8417; www. tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

*October 7, 16, and 23 Middle School
Differentiated Instruction in Middle School. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Cheshire, Conn. (Oct. 7); Brattleboro, Vt. (Oct. 16); and New Bedford, Mass. (Oct. 23). Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e- mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*October 8 Standardized tests

Middle Level Leadership in the Age of Connecticut Mastery Tests. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e- mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*October 10-11 Federal programs
2002 Edward F. Reidy Jr. Interactive Lecture Series: Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act. Sponsored by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and WestEd, in Nashua, N.H. Contact: LauraLee Lebel, P.O. Box 4084, Portsmouth, NH 03802; (603) 766-7900; fax (603) 766-7910; e-mail llebel@nciea.org; www.nciea.org.

*October 10-12 Community involvement
Community Partners: FLES and Civic Engagement. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, in West Chester, Pa. Deadline: Sept. 15. For more information, contact: Carol Klein, Executive Director, AATSP, 423 Exton Commons, Exton, PA 19341-2451; (610) 363-7045; fax (610) 363-7116; e-mail corporate@aatsp.org; www.aatsp.org.

*October 11-12 HIGH-STAKES TESTS
Diversity Challenge: How to Keep High-Stakes Tests From Making People Mentally Ill. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, in Boston. Contact: Konjit Page, ISPRC, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, 318 Campion Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; (617) 552-2482; fax (617) 552- 1981; e-mail pageko@bc.edu; www.bc.edu/isprc/conference2002.


MIDWEST/PLAINS



*September 17-18 Classroom Policy
The Well-Managed Classroom. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

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

*September 18-20 Data
Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*September 20 Gifted education
Partnership Building: New Directions in Gifted Education. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth, in Stevens Point, Wis. For more information, contact: WCATY, (608) 271-1617; fax (608) 271-8080; e-mail info@wcaty.org; www.wcaty.org.

*September 20 Special education
Effective Classroom Practices for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. Sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Kim Soule, Shaklee Institute, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8792; fax (316) 634-0555; e-mail ksoule@heartspring.org; www.shakleeinstitute.org.

*September 23-27 Special education
Specialized Classroom Management. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. For more information, contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e- mail nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; www.girlsandboystown. org/nrtc.

*September 26-27 Aggression
Reducing Aggression in Schools. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

*September 26-27 Middle schools
Fall Conference: Capitalizing on Success. Sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, in Springfield, Ill. For more information, contact: Deb Schrock, AIMS, P.O. Box 11076, Champaign, IL 61826; (217) 333- 7104; fax (217) 333-2440; e-mail dschrock@uiuc.edu; www.cprd.uiuc.edu/aims.

*September 28 Mathematics
Problem-Based Learning Symposium. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. Contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.h tml.

*September 29-October 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, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Dale Tuttle, American Society for Quality, 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202; (414) 298-8789, ext. 7438; e-mail dtuttle@asq.org; www.asq.org.

*September 30-October 1 Data
DataPoint Software Training. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: five days before event. For more information, contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www. nsse.org.

*October 1 Aggression
Preventing Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. For more information, contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

*October 1 Middle schools
Second Annual Related Arts Conference: Fitting All the Pieces Together. Sponsored by the Indiana Middle-Level Education Association, in Indianapolis. Contact: Sally Steward, Executive Director, IMLEA, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208; (317) 940-8036; e-mail ssteward@butler.edu; www.butler.ed

.*October 1-2 Leadership
National Academy of Science and Mathematics Education Leadership: Cohort IV. Sponsored by WestEd, in Traverse City, Mich. For more information, contact: Deanna Maier, WestEd, 622 N. Country Club Rd., Suite E, Tucson, AZ 85716-4537; (520) 888-2838; fax (520) 888-2621; e-mail dmaier@wested.org; www.edgateway.net/cs/ege/p rint/docs/154.

*October 2 Best practices

Putting Best Practices to Work on Behalf of Student Learning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: five days before event. For more information, contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*October 2-5 School improvement

Tech Prep: Creating the System for Student Success. Sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, in Cincinnati. Contact: Vickie Wiese, NTPN, P.O. Box 21689, Waco, TX 76702-1689; (800) 518-1410, ext. 297; fax (254) 776-2306; e-mail ntpn@cord.org; www.ntpn.info.

*October 3-4 Student Achievement
Focusing on Student Performance: Creating Research-Based, Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*October 5 Bilingual education
Let’s Get Rolling With All Bilingual Students. Sponsored by the Wisconsin/Jalisco Sister State Inc., in Madison, Wis. For more information, contact: Rafael Gomez, Chair, W/JSSI, 4301 Nakoma Rd., Madison, WI 53711; (608) 277-8342.

*October 5 English
Coming Full Circle: Language and Literature. Sponsored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, in Dublin, Ohio. Contact: Marge Ford, (330) 755-0162; e- mail camp_mf@access-k12.org.

*October 7 Language Arts
Meeting the Classroom Challenge. Sponsored by the Nebraska English Language Arts Council, in Omaha, Neb. Contact: Clark Kolterman, Seward High School, 532 Northern Heights Dr., Seward, NE 68434; (402) 643-6138 or (402) 643-2988; e- mail ckolte00@connectseward.org.

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

*October 9-14 Youth Entrepreneurship
Empowering Adults Working With Youth: The Going Solo Curriculum for Youth Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and Mid- South Planning and Development Commission, in Chicago. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: UIE, Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr., First Floor, Chicago, IL 60606; (773) 768-7779.

*October 10-12 Reading
29th Plains Regional Conference: Literacy Land of Ahs. Sponsored by the Kansas Reading Association, in Topeka, Kan. Contact: International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax (302) 731-1057; www.reading.org.

*October 11-12 Data

Academic Systems Improvement: Using Data for Decisionmaking. Sponsored by the Institute for Development of Educational Activities, in Wheeling, Ill. Deadline: Sept. 15. For more information, contact: Jane Schumacher, IDEA, 259 Regency Ridge, Dayton, OH 45459; (937) 434-6969; fax (937) 434-5203; e-mail idea@ idea.org; www.idea.org.

*October 11-12 Special education
Autism and Oral Sensory-Motor Deficits: Effective Speech-Language Treatment Techniques. Sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Kim Soule, Shaklee Institute, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634- 8792; fax (316) 634-0555; e-mail ksoule@heartspring.org; www.heartspring.org.

*October 11-13 Montessori Education
2002 Fall Regional Conference: Every Child a Masterpiece. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in St. Louis. Contact: Terri Byrd, American Montessori Society, 281 Park Ave. S., Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10010-6102; (212) 358-1250, ext. 207; fax (212) 358-1256; e-mail terri@amshq.org; www.amshq.org.

*October 13-15 Leadership
Courageous Leadership for School Success 2002: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement and School Climate. Sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, 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; www.communitiesofhope.org


SOUTH

*September 26-27 Year-round education Mid-Atlantic Seminar on Year-Round Education. Sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, in Richmond, Va. Contact: James 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

*September 27-28 English The Universal Language of Literature: Weaving Unity Through Diversity. Sponsored by the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Sheri Johnson, TCTE, 7091 Crestridge Rd., Memphis, TN 38119-8740; (615) 294-6600; e-mail sherijohn@home.com.

*September 29-30 Gifted education Differentiating in Depth: A Focus on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Sponsored by the Virginia Association for the Gifted, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Liz Nelson, Executive Secretary, Virginia Association for the Gifted, P.O. Box 26212, Richmond, VA 23260-6212; (804) 355-5945; fax (804) 355-5945; e- mail vagifted@mediaone.net; www.vagifted.org.

*October 1-3 Achievement ADAPTS Training: Assess, Disaggregate, Analyze, Plan, Transform, Sustain. Sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, in Richland, S.C. Deadline: Sept. 19. 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; www.apqc.org/education.

*October 2-5 Health 76th Annual Conference: Advocacy for Student Health and School Success. Sponsored by the American School Health Association, in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240-0708; (330) 678-1601; fax (330) 678-4526; e-mail mbramsi@ashaweb.org; www.ashaweb.org.

*October 3 Study skills Study Skills for the Lower and Middle School Student. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, Hill Center, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*October 3-5 English Annual Conference. Sponsored by the North Carolina English Teachers Association, in Greensboro, N.C. Deadline: Sept. 25. For more information, contact: Linda Jobe, 115 W. Burnette Ave., Enfield, NC 27823; (252) 445-2173; fax (252) 445-5515; e-mail jobelg@mindspring.com.

*October 4 Mathematics Hands-On Math for K-5. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, Hill Center, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*October 10 achievement Instructional Strategies for Enhancing Student Achievement. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New Orleans. For more information, 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; www.ascd.org.

*October 10 Leadership Instructional Leadership: A Catalyst to Student Success. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New Orleans. For more information, 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; www.ascd.org.

*October 10-12 Scholarships Dollars for Scholars/ScholarShop National Conference and Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Rd., St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax (507) 931-9168; e-mail tkirby@csfa.org; www.csfa.org.

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

*October 11 Study skills Study Skills for the High School Student. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, Hill Center, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*October 11-13 Achievement Conference on Teaching and Learning: Increasing Student Achievement— Instructional Leadership Practices That Work. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 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; www.ascd.org.

*October 14-16 Special education Hill Methodology Workshop. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, Hill Center, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.


WEST

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

*September 27-28 LEADERSHIP Seventh Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Education Leaders Council, in Denver. Contact: Gary Huggins, Education Leaders Council, 1225 19th St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 261-2600; fax (202) 261-2638; e-mail elcconference@educationleaders. org; www.educationleaders.org.

*October 1-4 Staff Development 31st Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Society for Experiential Education, in Las Vegas. Contact: Leesa Kuo, NSEE, 9001 Braddock Rd., Suite 380, Springfield, VA 22151; (800) 803-4170; fax (800) 528-3492; e-mail leesa@nsee.org; www.nsee.org.

*October 3-5 English Wyoming Literacy Conference: Trails to Balanced Literacy. Sponsored by the Wyoming Association of Teachers of English, the Wyoming Reading Council, and the Wyoming Early Literacy Council, in Gillette, Wyo. For more information, contact: Roseine Church, e-mail toread4@aol.com.

*October 3-6 Urban schools Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Council of Urban Boards of Education of the National School Boards Association, in Seattle. Contact: Katrina Kelley, Director, CUBE, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e- mail kkelley@nsba.org; www.nsba.org/cube.

*October 9-11 Achievement gap ADAPTS Training: Assess, Disaggregate, Analyze, Plan, Transform, Sustain. Sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, in Lakewood, Wash. Deadline: Sept. 27. 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; www.apqc.org/education.

*October 9-12 Economics Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education, in San Diego. Deadline: Sept. 25. Contact: Gwen Pajotte, NCEE, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; (212) 720-1792; fax (212) 730-1793; e-mail gpajotte@ncee.net; www.ncee.net.

*October 9-13 Dropouts 14th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the California Dropout Prevention Network, in San Diego. For more information, contact: Susan Claire, Educational Alliance, 122 Library Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062; (831) 425-0299; fax (831) 425-1244; e-mail admin@edualliance.org; www.edualliance.org.

*October 10-12 Learning disabilities 24th International Conference on Learning Disabilities. Sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, in Denver. For more information, contact: Council for Learning Disabilities, P.O. Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax (913) 492-2546; www.cldinternational.org.

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

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