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Virginia 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."

Nearly 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 learning.

Speakers will provide Virginia statistics on school failure and describe ways to curb these trends. The conference will focus primarily on Virginia issues and regulations.

Keynote speaker Carol Tomlinson, an associate professor in U.Va’s 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.

At 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.

This 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.

Contact: Jill Johnson, (804) 924-6855

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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