Policy Makers, Parents And The Public Can Address Looming Teacher
28, 2000 -- Members of the Virginia General Assembly,
educators, community leaders and parents will address the critical
need for teachers during the Fourth Annual Policy Institute on Public
Education, to be held July 6 at the University of Virginia.
"The Teacher Shortage Crisis: Problems, Perspectives and Policies,"
the institute will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall.
It is co-sponsored by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents
and the University of Virginias Curry School of Education
and School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
U. S. Department of Education estimates that public schools will
need to hire 2 million teachers in the coming decade. State politicians
and nationally recognized speakers will present the latest research
and offer suggestions on how to meet the pressing shortage of teachers
and administrators to head the public schools.
institute provides an opportunity for the audience to make direct
recommendations that address the teacher shortage to some of Virginias
key education policy makers," said Al Butler, executive director
of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
event is open to the public for an $80 registration fee. For information,
call (804) 924-0538 or see http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-7116