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July 10-14 Event to Probe What it Takes to Lead Public Schools

July 5, 2000 --What does it take to be an effective principal in today's complex school environment?

About 30 educators will learn how to deal effectively with the broad range of issues facing principals today during a July 10-14 institute titled "Knowledge and Action: Facing the Leadership Challenge" at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. The sessions, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held in Ruffner Hall Auditorium.

During the institute, sponsored by the Curry School's Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy, participants will learn how to promote quality instruction in the standards-based public schools. Speakers will also guide participants in examining issues related to teaching students with special needs. They will also discuss emerging issues that will shape the principalship of the future.

"The institute will give principals an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while exploring key instructional and administrative issues," said Brenda Tanner, assistant professor of education, who is organizing the event.

For more information, contact Brenda Tanner at (804) 924-0965 or bmt2h@virginia.edu.

University of Virginia
Curry School of Education
Ruffner Hall Auditorium

Summer Leadership Institute for Principals

July 10-14, 2000
8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

"Knowledge and Action: Facing the Leadership Challenge"

Institute Overview

Monday, July 10
Promoting Quality Instruction in a Standards-Based Environment, 9:30 11 a.m.
Brenda Tanner, assistant professor, Curry School of Education

The Standards of Accreditation, 1 2:30 p.m. Charles Finley, Director of Accreditation, Virginia Department of Education

Tuesday, July 11
The Leadership Challenge in an Unprecedented Era of Change, 10 11:00 a.m.
Hal Burbach, professor, Curry School of Education Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings, 1 3:30 p.m.
Stan Trent, associate professor, Curry School of Education

Wednesday, July 12
Special Education and Legal Issues, 8:30 10:30 a.m.
Kathleen S. Mehfoud, Hazel & Thomas P.C.

Administrative Leadership: Changes and Challenges, 1 3 p.m.
Lynn Canady, professor emeritus, Curry School of Education

Thursday, July 13
Leadership and the Principal, 10 11 a.m. Thomas L. Shortt, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals

Issues for Leaders: Superintendents and Principals, 1 3 p.m.
Margaret Grogan, associate professor, Curry School of Education

Friday, July 14
The Principal's Role in Creating Professional Learning Communities, 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Richard P. DuFour, superintendent, Adlai E. Stevenson High School District, Lincolnshire, Illinois

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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