CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 30, 2001
April 12 workshop offers tips for working with at-risk students
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Institute for School Executives
will offer a one-day workshop Thursday, April 12, titled "Working With
At-Risk Students: Strategies for Safe and Effective Schools."
The workshop will be at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City. Coffee and rolls
will be available beginning at 8 a.m. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and
end at 3:30 p.m.
Ken Merrell, Ph.D., a professor in the UI College of Education's Division
of Psychology and Quantitative Foundations, will lead the workshop and provide
attendees suggestions for working with at-risk students, promoting safe schools
and preventing school dropout. Merrell is a nationally recognized researcher
in the field of school psychology who specializes in the assessment and prevention
of social-behavioral problems of children and adolescents.
The workshop is intended for school administrators and other educators who
play important roles in working with at-risk students, such as school counselors,
team leaders, at-risk coordinators, board members, probation officers and
For more information, or to register, contact Mary Schmidt at (319) 335-5350,
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.