CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 13, 1999
Registration still open for Gifted Education in Rural
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Registration is still open for
people interested in attending the inaugural Wallace Family National Conference
on Gifted Education in Rural Schools Friday and Saturday, May 21-22 at the
University of Iowa.
The conference will bring together leading researchers
and advocates for gifted students in rural schools and highlight issues relevant
to gifted education in rural schools throughout the nation.
A key feature of the event will be the presentation
of a report titled "Gifted Education in Rural Schools: A National Assessment,"
which is being researched and produced by the Connie Belin and Jacqueline
N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
The Belin-Blank Center and the Institute for School Executives, both part
of the UI College of Education, are co-hosting the event.
For more information or to request registration materials,
call 1-800-336-6463, or 319-335-6196. You can also register via The Wallace
Rural Gifted Education Conference web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~belinctr/special-events/rural/index.html.
ISE members can register at a reduced fee and may
contact ISE Secretary Mary Schmidt at (319) 335-5350. On-site registration
also will be held in the East Lobby of the Iowa Memorial Union at the University