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Politicians, Policy Makers, Parents And The Public Can Address Looming Teacher Shortage

June 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.

Titled "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 Virginia’s Curry School of Education and School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

The 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.

"The institute provides an opportunity for the audience to make direct recommendations that address the teacher shortage to some of Virginia’s key education policy makers," said Al Butler, executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

The 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/

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-7116

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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