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February

1-3—Certification: First Annual National Conference for Alternative Certification, sponsored by the National Center for Alternative Certification, for educators, at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. Deadline: Jan 15. Contact: Eiko Smith, NCAC, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 201, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 822-8280 fax: (202) 822-8284; e-mail: ncaceiko@aol.com; Web site: www.ncei.com.

2—Middle schools: Seminar: Sustaining and Growing Middle Level Best Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Monson, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e- mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

2—Mathematics: Seminar: Connected Math: Strategies and Topics, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e- mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

2-4—Career education: National Careers Conference 2004: A Lifetime of Possibilities, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for K-12 educators, at the Marriott Madison West in Madison, Wis. Contact: Carol Edds, CEW, 975 Education Sciences Bldg., 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4779; fax: (608) 262-3063; e-mail: cedds@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.cew.wisc.edu/careers.

2-4—Data: National Institute: Using School Data for More Than Test Scores, sponsored by the UCLA School Management Program, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Los Angeles. Deadline: January 9. Contact: Lisa Manning, UCLA School Management Program, 1201 Hershey Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7168; (310) 825-2488; fax: (310) 206-4116; e-mail: smpevents@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu.

2-4—Higher education: 2004 Annual Meeting: Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, for college educators and policymakers, at the Hyatt Regency in Washington. Contact: NAICU, 1025 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-8866; Web site: www.naicu.edu.

2-6—Science: JASON XV: Rainforest at the Crossroads Live Expedition Broadcast, sponsored by JASON Foundation for Education, for teachers and students, online. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, JASON, 2009 N. 14th St., Suite 407, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 276-2772 ext. 13; fax: (703) 528-5058; e-mail: pr@jason.org; Web site: www.jason.org.

3—Middle schools: Seminar: Scheduling: Making It Work, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887- 6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

4—Arts education: Seminar: Unified Arts—Coordinate and Collaborate, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e- mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

4-6—Teachers: Experienced Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for K-12 teachers, at the Woodlands Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 525, Richmond, VA 23230; (804) 282- 3592; fax: (804) 282- 3595; e-mail: joanfargis@vais.org; Web site: www.vais.org.

4-6—Equity: The Vision and Challenge of Equity: The Turning Points National Conference, sponsored by the National Turning Points Center, for middle level educators, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in San Antonio. Contact: Sandy Whitaker, NTPC, 1135 Tremont St., Suite 490, Boston, MA 02120; (617) 421- 0134; fax: (617) 421-9016; e-mail: swhitaker@ccebos.org; Web site: www.turningpts.org.

4-7—At-risk youths: 2004 National Conference, sponsored by the National At-Risk Education Network, for K-12 educators, at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City, Fla. Contact: Amy Lorraine, PO Box 463, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-0463; (920) 907-8337; e-mail: amy@naren.info; Web site: www.AtRiskEducation.net.

5—Reading: Workshop: Assessing Your Reading Program: Analyzing Student Effects and Program Quality, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in Toronto, Canada. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311- 1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

5-6—Assessment: School Division Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers’ School Division, for educators, policymakers, and publishers, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lydia Sutton, 50 F. St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 220-4547; fax: (202) 347-3690; e-mail: lsutton@publishers.org; Web site: www.publishers.org.

A version of this article appeared in the January 21, 2004 edition of Education Week

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