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Mayors, Educators, Architects Will Consider Schools' Design

June 29, 1999 -- Participants in a "Designing the Next Generation of America's Schools" conference July 8-9 at the University of Virginia will learn creative solutions to such challenges as making schools safe, renovating aging facilities and using technology to create smart buildings.

About 130 mayors, principals, superintendents and architects will attend the conference sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for Education Design at U.Va. Sessions will be held at the Boar's Head Inn.

On July 8, at 1:30 p.m., Eleanor Smalley, superintendent of Clarke County (VA) schools, will offer solutions to a common problem: renovating aging facilities while simultaneously facing rapid growth.

On July 9, at 8:30 a.m., Alan November, senior partner, Educational Renaissance Planners, will speak on "From Smart Toilets to Smart Schools." The talk will describe the many ways technology can transform schools.

Bruce Jilk, an architect with the Cunningham Group, will describe what design lessons can be learned from other countries. His talk begins at 2:25 p.m. on July 9.

Media Notice: Although the conference is not open to the public, reporters are welcome to attend sessions.

For more information on the conference, contact Daniel Duke, director, Thomas Jefferson Center for Education Design, at (804) 924-3979, office, or (804) 971-1745, home.

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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