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Public, 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.

Sponsored 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.

In 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."

All the sessions are open to the public without admission charge.

For more information, call the Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational Design at (804) 982-2866.

Media 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.

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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