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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional- development opportunities for educators. 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.

East | Midwest/Plains | South | West


East

*November 16 Achievement
Preventing Academic Failure: Part II. 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.

*November 16 Science
Earth 2 Class. 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.

*November 16 Special Education
Recognizing and Helping the Child with Occupational Therapy Issues in the 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.

*November 18-19 Arts education
14th Annual Unified Arts Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*November 18, 19, and 20 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Manchester, N.H. (Nov. 18); Aberdeen, Md. (Nov. 19); Montpelier, Vt. (Nov. 19); and Columbia, Md. (Nov. 20). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333- 4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*November 20 Literacy
Effective Literacy Practices at the Middle Level. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Cheshire, Conn. 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.

*November 20-23 Early Childhood
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in New York City. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; (202) 232-8777; fax (202) 328-1846; www.naeyc.org.

*November 21 and 22 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Worcester, Mass. (Nov. 21); and Lowell, Mass. (Nov. 22). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*November 22 Instruction
Effective Instruction for Everyone. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*November 22-December 1 Diversity
Teaching in Diverse Cultures: Russia Study Tour. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City and Russia. 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

*November 23 Achievement
Preventing Academic Failure: Part II. 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.

*November 23-26 Technology
2002 Conference: Soaring on the Wings of Change. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Amy Perry-DelCorvo, 220 Weiland Woods Lane, Rochester, NY 14626; (716) 261-3074; fax (315) 331-7045; www.nysacte.org.

*December 3 Languages
Middle-Level World Languages for Everyone. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. For more information, 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.

*December 3 Middle Schools
Best Middle-Level Instructional Practices. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*December 3-4 Technology
16th Annual Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, in Nashua, 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.

*December 3 and 4 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Plymouth, Mass. (Dec. 3); York, Pa. (Dec. 3); and Hyannis, Mass. (Dec. 4). For more information, contact Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 4 Middle Schools
Advisory: The Whys and Hows. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*December 4 Standards
Middle-Level Practice Can Prosper in the Standards Environment. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Brattleboro, Vt. For more information, 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.

*December 5 New Teachers
Promising Practices for New Teachers. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. For more information, 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.

*December 6 Brain Research
Brain Research—So What: Best Instructional Practices From Research. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. For more information, 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

*December 6-8 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, Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; fax (617) 349-8490.

*December 7 Achievement
Preventing Academic Failure: Part II. 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.

*December 8-11 Staff Development
Facing the Challenges: Reaching All Learners. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Comprehensive Education, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Deadline: Nov. 27. Contact: Linda Clarkson, NYSACE, 115 Richmond Rd. W., East Syracuse, NY 13057; (315) 656-0877; fax (315) 656-4309; e-mail lclarkson@mail.esmschools.org; www.nysace.org.

*December 9 Middle Schools
Best Middle-Level Instructional Practices. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Cheshire, Conn. For more information, 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.

*December 9 School Improvement
Turning Points 2000 as Your Vehicle for School Renewal. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. For more information, 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.

*December 9, 10, and 11 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Orangeburg, N.Y. (Dec. 9); Princeton, N.J. (Dec. 9); Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (Dec. 10); Rye Brook, N.Y. (Dec. 10); and East Elmhurst, N.Y. (Dec. 11). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 10 Bilingual Education
Effective Bilingual Practices Within the Middle-Level Teaming Environment. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in New Bedford, Mass. For more information, 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.

*December 11 Social Studies
Active and Alive Social Studies in the Middle-Level Classroom. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*December 11-12 Science
Math and Science Focus Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: Nov. 26. 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.

*December 11-14 Disability Education
2002 Annual Conference. Sponsored by TASH, in Boston. Contact: Priscilla Newton, Director of Marketing, TASH, 29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274; fax (410) 828-6706; e-mail info@tash.org; www.tash.org.

*December 12 Literacy
Effective Literacy Practices at the Middle Level. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*December 13 Reading
Remedies for Reluctant Readers. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, 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; www.nelms.org.

*December 14 Science
Earth 2 Class. 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/ceo.


Midwest/Plains

*November 12-14 Character
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; nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

*November 20 Best Practices
Putting Best Practices to Work on Behalf of Student Learning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Nov. 15. 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.

*November 20 and 22 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Minneapolis (Nov. 20), and Appleton, Wis. (Nov. 22). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*November 21-22 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: Nov. 16. 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.

*November 21-22 Teacher Pay
National Conference on Teacher Compensation. Sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Advanced Studies in Business, in Chicago. Contact: CPRE/CASB Seminars, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4260; fax (608) 263-6448; e-mail llarms1@facstaff.wisc.edu; www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre.

*December 3 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 5-7 Diversity
National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference. Sponsored by NAIS, in Chicago. Contact: Simone Katchay, NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 973-9700; fax (202) 973-9790; e-mail katchay@nais.org; www.nais.org.

*December 9, 12, and 13 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Moline, Ill. (Dec. 9); Maryland Heights, Mo. (Dec. 12); and Mount Vernon, Ill. (Dec. 13). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 12-13 Data Software
DataPoint Software Training. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Dec. 12. 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.


South

*November 14-16 Science
Using Atlas of Science Literacy. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Miami. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; www.project2061.org.

*November 18 and 19 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Melbourne, Fla. (Nov. 18); and New Bern, N.C. (Nov. 19). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*November 19 Reading
Phonological Awareness. 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.

*November 20, 21, and 22 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Stuart, Fla. (Nov. 20); Parkersburg, W.Va. (Nov. 21); Paducah, Ky. (Nov. 22); Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Nov. 22); and Wheeling, W.Va. (Nov. 22). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*November 20-23 Global Partners
Global Partnership Summit on Learning, Employability, and Citizenship. Sponsored by the National Association of Partners in Education and the International Partnership Network, in Washington, D.C. Deadline: Nov. 7. Contact: Carol Pierce, NAPE, 901 N. Pitt St., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-4880; fax (703) 836-6941; e-mail napehq@napehq.org; www.partnersineducation.org.

*November 21-22 Women Leaders
Women Education Leaders Annual Conference. Sponsored by Women Education Leaders in Virginia, in Charlottesville. Contact: Mary Holm, WELV, P.O. Box 400277, Charlottesville, VA 22904; (434) 924-6137; fax (434) 924-3866; e-mail welv@virginia.edu.

*November 21-24 English
Annual Convention: Celebrating the Language and Literacies of Our Lives. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in Atlanta. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3870; fax (217) 278-3761; e- mail public_info@ncte.org; www.ncte.org.

*November 21-24 Journalism
Assembly for Advisers of Student Publications Convention. Sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, in Dallas. Contact: Linda Putney, Journalism Education Association, Kansas State University, 103 Kedzie Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-1505; (785) 532-7822; fax (785) 532-5532; e-mail lindarp@ksu.edu; www.jea.org.

*November 22-23 Mathematics
NCTM Academy Institute on Mathematics. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Kingsport, Tenn. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840; fax (703) 476- 2970; e-mail academy@nctm.org; www.nctm.org/academy.

*December 3-4 Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children Institute on Disproportionate Representation in Special Education. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: Continuing Education Manager, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax (703) 620-2521; e-mail conteduc@cec.sped.org; www.cec.sped.org/pd.

*December 4, 5, and 6 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Atlanta (Dec. 4); Galveston, Texas (Dec. 4); Oklahoma City (Dec. 4); Richardson, Texas (Dec. 5); Spartanburg, S.C. (Dec. 5); Auburn, Ala. (Dec. 6); Lake Charles, La. (Dec. 6); Naples, Fla. (Dec. 6); Sumter, S.C. (Dec. 6); and Tyler, Texas (Dec. 6). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 4-7 Educational Services
Association of Educational Service Agencies Annual Conference. Sponsored by AESA, in Dallas. Contact: Kari Arfstrom, AESA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 875-0739; fax (703) 807-1849; e-mail karfstrom.aesa@aasa.org; www.aesa-serves.org.

*December 4-8 Boarding Schools
2002 Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Boarding Schools, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Aimee Gruber, Associate Director, Association of Boarding Schools, 4455 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite A-200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 966-8705; fax (202) 966-8708; e-mail gruber@schools.com; www.schools.com.

*December 6 Early Childhood
Looking Ahead: Developing Bright Futures for Young Children. Sponsored by the Velma E. Schmidt Programs in Early Childhood Education, in Denton, Texas. Contact: Kay Miles, VESPECE, P.O. Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203-5458; (940) 565- 4477; fax (940) 369-7533; e-mail kaymiles@unt.edu; www.unt.edu/velma_schmidt.

*December 8-11 Leadership
Courageous Leadership for School Success 2002: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement and School Climate. Sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, in Tampa, Fla. 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.

*December 9, 10, and 11 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 9); Tulsa, Okla. (Dec. 10); Fort Smith, Ark. (Dec. 11); and Panama City, Fla. (Dec. 11). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 10-12 Achievement
ADAPTS Training. Sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, in Winchester, Va. Deadline: Nov. 26. 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.

*December 12 and 13 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Oceanside, Fla. (Dec. 12); Arlington, Va. (Dec. 13); and Ocala, Fla. (Dec. 13). Contact: AIT, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457- 4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.


West

*November 14-16 Science
NSTA Western Area Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, 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; www.nsta.org/conventions.

*November 14-16 Science
Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Los Angeles. For more information, contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; www.project2061.org.

*November 18 and 21 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Medford, Ore. (Nov. 18); and Olympia, Wash. (Nov. 21). Contact: AIT, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*November 21-22 Social Studies
Problem-Based Government. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. 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.

*November 21-24 Social Studies
82nd Annual Conference: A Century of Character and Change. Sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, in Phoenix. Contact: Katrina Wright, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800, ext. 108; fax (301) 588-2049; e-mail kwright@ncss.org; www.ncss.org.

*December 4-5 Mentoring
Developing Mentoring Programs: Cycles of Renewal. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Seattle. 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.

*December 4-5 Reading
Classroom Strategies to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 5-12. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Seattle. 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.

*December 4-6 Assessment
Assessment for Student Learning. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Seattle. 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.

*December 4-6 Instruction
Differentiated Instruction: Beginning the Journey. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Seattle. 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.

*December 5-7 Science
NSTA Southwestern Area Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Albuquerque, N.M. 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; www.nsta.org/conventions.

*December 9 and 13 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Portland, Ore. (Dec. 9); and Los Angeles (Dec. 13). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*December 12-15 Career Education
Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo. Sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, in Las Vegas. Contact: Julia Richardson or John Russell, ACTE, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 683-3111; fax (703) 683-7424; www.acteonline.org

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Tammy Compton restocks tampons at Compton's Market, in Sacramento, Calif., on June 22, 2016. California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
Tammy Compton restocks tampons at Compton's Market, in Sacramento, Calif., on June 22, 2016. California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
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Education Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks
Florida is set to dock salaries and withhold funding from local school districts that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on mask mandates.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the Doral Academy Preparatory School in Doral, Fla.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the Doral Academy Preparatory School in Doral, Fla.
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Education More Than 120,000 U.S. Kids Had Caregivers Die During Pandemic
The toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests.
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 file photo, a funeral director arranges flowers on a casket before a service in Tampa, Fla. According to a study published Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, by the medical journal Pediatrics, the number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)