Officials Will Address School Failure
Nov. 1, 1999 -- How to challenge students
and keep them in school will be the thrust of a University of Virginia
institute titled "Intervention, Prevention and Remediation:
Alternatives to School Failure."
250 principals, superintendents and other school officials will
gather at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville Nov. 9 and 10
for the 1999 Institute for School Leaders. They will explore ways
to reduce failure rates and help students meet high standards of
will provide Virginia statistics on school failure and describe
ways to curb these trends. The conference will focus primarily on
Virginia issues and regulations.
speaker Carol Tomlinson, an associate professor in U.Vas Curry
School of Education, will describe how to instruct children with
different learning abilities. She will present ways to teach children
according to their individual needs. Her speech begins at 8:30 a.m.
on Nov. 9.
1 p.m. on Nov. 10, Jo Lynne DeMary, assistant superintendent for
instruction at the Virginia Department of Education, will describe
characteristics of effective remedial programs in Virginia.
is the sixth institute offered by the University of Virginia Continuing
Education Center for State and National Programs for Educators and
the Virginia Department of Education.
Jill Johnson, (804) 924-6855