Educators To Consider Alternative Schools
Dec. 3, 1999 -- Some
of the hottest issues in education, including the SOLs, and violence
prevention, will be discussed during Virginia 's Regional Alternative
Schools conference Dec. 9 at the University of Virginia.
by the Virginia Department
of Education and the Thomas
Jefferson Center for Educational Design at U.Va., the "Alternative
Education: Strategies for Success" conference will be held
in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The day-long event will begin at 9 a.m.
More than 100 participants from across the state, including superintendents,
school board members and teachers, will discuss several alternative
programs and issues pertaining to educating students in such programs.
the morning, beginning at 10:15 a.m., a panel will address "Alternative
Students and the SOLs: How Can We Prevent the Perpetuation of Failure?"
At 3 p.m. a panel will address "SOLs and Alternative Education
Students: What Works and What Doesn't."
the sessions are open to the public without admission charge.
more information, call the Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational
Design at (804) 982-2866.
notice: For assistance in arranging interviews, contact either
Rebecca Borden at (804) 982-2866 or Monica Gillespie at (804) 982-2873
at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational Design.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857