Monday, July 18, 2005
For those of you interested in Education Law, the 12th Annual Education Law Conference is scheduled for July 25-28, 2005 in Portland, Maine. What a great way to beat the heat and learn some important law. The topics covered include, No Child Left Behind, the new IDEA, testing, bullying, suicide, school safety, charters, religion, and other up-to-the minute issues of concern. PLUS special strands on Autism, the Civic Mission of Schools, and the Educational Pipeline from Preschool to Professional School. Featured speakers include Maine Governor John Baldacci; Playwright Bill Mastrosimone presenting his powerful play on teen suicide; ECS Vice President Dr. Charles Coble on Bending the Trends: What Leaders Can Do to Drive Up Student Achievement; USDOE OSEP Acting Director Dr. Troy Justesen; ECS President Dr. Piedad Robertson; VCU Dean Bill Bosher; USDOE, Assistant Secretary Dr. Susan Sclafani, McGeorge School of Law Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker. Special events include the lobster bake on Peaks Island on Monday, Blackboard Bench & Bar reception at the Portland Museum of Art on Tuesday and Authors' Reception at Preti Flaherty on Wednesday. More information, www.edlaw.org or Professor Sarah Redfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.