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October 31, 2006 6 min read
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November

29-Dec. 1—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Rd., P.O. Box 906; Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (800) 627-0232; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

29-Dec. 2—Career and technical education: 2006 Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for career and technical educators, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Contact: ACTE Registration, P.O. Box 758621, Baltimore, MD 21275-8621; (800) 826-9972; fax (703) 683-7424; e-mail: registration@acteonline.org; Web site: www.acteonline.org/convention.

29-Dec. 2—Education policy: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for educational service agency staff, at the Desert Springs Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. Contact: AESA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22301; (703) 875-0739; fax: (703) 807-1849; e-mail: info@aesa.us; Web site: www.aesa.us/coming_events.html.

29-Dec. 2—Reading: 56th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Reading Conference, for researchers, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: NRC, 7044 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154; (414) 908-4924 ext. 450; fax: (414) 768-8001; www.nrconline.org.

30—Federal programs: Fixing Failing Schools: How Are the NCLB Remedies Actually Working?, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, for researchers and policymakers, at the Wohlstetter Conference Center in Washington. Register online at www.aei.org/event1351. Contact: Rosemary Kendrick, AEI, 1150 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 862-5800; e-mail: rkendrick@aei.org.

December

1—Public relations: Getting Board Members on Your Team: How to Make Your Board Members Your MVPs, 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) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

2—Reading: 13th Annual Reading Recovery Conference, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for educators, in Piscataway, N.J. Contact: Christine McKenna; e-mail: mckennajhnn@aol.com; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org/sections/conferences/regional.asp.

4-6—English-language learners: Bridges to Understanding: Teaching That Matters for English Learners, sponsored by the Northeast Office of the University of California, Los Angeles’ School Management Program, at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center in Bedford, N.H. Deadline: Nov. 28. Contact: Lisa DiMartino, 40 Lindeman Drive, Suite 200, Trumbull, CT 06611; (203) 365-8914; fax: (203) 365-8947; e-mail: ldimarti@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu/Northeast.htm.

4-Jan. 30—Middle schools: Language Arts Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Dec. 4, 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.

5—Middle schools:Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the New Hampshire Association of School Principals’ headquarters in Concord, N.H. 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.

5-6—Early-childhood education: 44th Annual Early Childhood Institute, sponsored by The Center for Children, Families and Public Policy at Lesley University, for early-childhood educators and administrators, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Mass. Contact: Heather Fox, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 349-8924; fax: (617) 349-8125; e-mail: hfox@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/academic_ centers/cfpp/eci_institute.html.

6-Jan. 30—History and social studies: Social Studies Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Dec. 6, 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.

7—Facilities: 2006 Executive Director’s E-Conference Series, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, online teleconference. 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/e-conference_series.html.

9-11—Leadership: Learning Matters for Student Success, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for school and district leaders, in Atlanta. Contact: SACS CASI Conference, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (800) 248-7701; fax: (404) 679-4541; Web site: www.sacscasi.org/region/events/index.html.

11-12—Middle schools: Leading Learning at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. 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.

11-12—Middle schools: Math and Science Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. 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—Minority education: Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males, sponsored by ATLAS Learning Communities, for principals, at Wheelock College in Boston. Contact: Jessalyn Hudgins, ATLAS Learning Communities Inc., 222 Third St., Suite 1320, Cambridge, MA 02142; (888) 577-8585; fax: (617) 577-8686; e-mail: info@atlaslearningcommunities.org; Web site: www.atlascommunities.org.

15-19—Parent involvement: 23rd Annual Parent Training Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for early-childhood educators and parents, in New York City. Contact: Cheryl Thompson, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0875 ext. 7557; fax: (703) 739-0878; e-mail: cthompson@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org.

January

5-10—Science: 2007 Winter Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Astronomical Society, for physics teachers, in Seattle. Contact: AAPT, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3845; (301) 209-3311; Web site: www.aapt.org/Events/calendar.cfm.

6-9—Education research: 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Research Institute of Peking University, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Saint Mary’s College of California School of Education, and the University of Louisville’s Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods Program, for researchers and educators, at the Ilikai Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu. Contact: Hawaii International Conference on Education, P.O. Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 96836; (808) 949-1455; fax: (808) 947-2420; e-mail: education@hiceducation.org; Web site: www.hiceducation.org.

10-12—Instruction: 6th Annual Institute—Strategies for Success in Small Learning Communities, sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, for educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Contact: Dana Vance, 1608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 912, Chicago, IL 60647; (773) 384-1030; fax: (773) 384-1226; email: conferences@smallschoolsworkshop.org; Web site: www.smallschools.com.

A version of this article appeared in the November 01, 2006 edition of Education Week

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