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Release: May 13, 1999

Registration still open for Gifted Education in Rural Schools Conference

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 of Iowa.