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1-2--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford, Conn. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site:

National Summit on Recruiting, Retaining, and Certifying Quality Teachers, sponsored by The Performance Institute, for administrators, at the Wyndham City Center Hotel in Washington. Contact: TPI, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 894-0481; fax (703) 894-0482; Web site


1-5--Physical education: 2003 National Convention and Exposition, sponsored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, for educators, in Philadelphia. Contact: Fran Gilbride, AAHPERD, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 476-3401 or (800) 213-7193 ext. 401; fax: (703) 476- 5489; e-mail:; Web site:

2--Mental health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: New Developments in Genetics and Genomics and Child Mental Health, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, for school administrators, social workers and psychiatrists, at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. Contact: Catherine Fontaine, JBCC, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 232- 8390 ext. 2104; fax: (617) 730-5440; e-mail:; Web site: .

2-4--Technology: Ethics and Technology, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators and administrators, at the Harvard-Westlake in Los Angeles. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site:

Southern California EdSource Forum: California School Reforms: Show Me the Data! sponsored by EdSource, for educators, at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex in Ponoma, Calif. Contact: EdSource, 4151 Middlefield Road, Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4743; (650) 857-9604; fax (650) 857-9618; Web site


3-5--Education law: Council of School Attorneys’ School Law Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school attorneys, at the San Francisco Hilton in San Francisco. Contact: Susan Butler, Director of the Council of School Attorneys, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838- 6722; e-mail:; Web site:

3-5--Professional development: Teaching the Holocaust, sponsored by the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, for classroom and pre-service teachers, at San Diego State University in San Diego. Deadline: March 7. Contact: Jill Nissan, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7826; fax: (202) 314- 7888; e-mail:; Web site:

3-6--Special education: Annual State Education Convention, sponsored by the California Speech- Language- Hearing Association, for rehabilitation specialists and special education educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, Calif. Contact: CSHA; (916) 921-1568; fax: (916) 921-0127; e-mail:; Web site:

3-7--Urban schools: Council of Urban Boards of Education Site Visit and Issues Forum, sponsored by the National Schools Boards Association, for urban schools leaders and educators, at the San Francisco Hilton in San Francisco. Contact: Katrina Kelley, Director of the Council of Urban Boards of Education, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail:; Web site:

4--Leadership: Leading With Soul Conference, sponsored by the Seattle Pacific University, SOE Continuing Education, for administrators and teachers, at the Shoreline Center in Shoreline, Wash. Deadline: March 28. Contact: Keith Overa, Seattle Pacific University, SOE-CE, 3307 Third Ave. West, Peterson Hall, Seattle, WA 98119-1997; (800) 589-4038; fax: (206) 281-2271; e-mail:; Web site:

4--Writing: Unlocking the Code: Multisensory Grammar and Sentence Writing Strategies, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics, sponsored by the Hill Center, for middle school teachers, 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:

4-5--Parental involvement: Family Festival Conference, sponsored by the Practical Parenting Partnership, for educators, parents and counselors who work with families, at the Tan Tar A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. Deadline: Day before the event. Contact: Darlene Robinett, PPP, 2412 C Hyde Park, Jefferson City, MO 65109; (573) 761- 7770; fax: (573) 761-7760; e-mail:; Web site:

4-5--Reading: Phonics Lessons: Systematic Teaching of Phonics and Spelling in the Primary Classroom, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, for K-3 teachers, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LU, CRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349- 8402; fax: (617) 349-8490; e-mail:; Web site:

5-8--School boards: 63rd Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school board members and superintendents, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Contact: Sue Merry, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail:; Web site:

5-10--Magnet schools: 21st International Conference on Magnet Schools, sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, for K-12 educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, Calif. Deadline: March 10. Contact: Judith S. Stein, MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824- 0672; fax: (202) 638-7895; e-mail:; Web site:

6--Magnet schools: Successful Strategies for Starting a New Magnet School, sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, for magnet school administrators, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach Calif. Contact: Judith S. Stein, MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824-0672; fax: (202) 638- 7895; e-mail:; Web site:

6-9--Accountability: No Child Left Behind Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators, for federal title administrators, superintendents, and instructional service leaders, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Va. Contact: Carol Brush, NAFEPA, c/o San Juan Unified School District, 3738 Walnut Ave., PO Box 477, Carmichael, CA 95609-0477; (916) 971- 7202; fax: (916) 971-7212; e-mail:; Web site:

—Marianne Hurst


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