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The Nation’s Report Card
Policy Summit
October 14, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will discuss the results of “The Nation's Report Card: Results from the 2009 NAEP Mathematics Assessment.” The results from the mathematics assessment will provide information on the performance of our nation’s fourth- and eighth graders. The forum will consist of an hour-long, online Q&A with Associate Commissioner Peggy Carr. Questions can be submitted in advance or during the Q&A.

Where Are They? Finding and Recruiting Employers
Web-based Event
October 14, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
Transcen Inc will conduct this webinar focusing on a variety of topics including: what makes employers agree to bring youth with disabilities in their workplace, what employer’s expectations are from youth and professionals that represent them and what are effective strategies for negotiating work experience and jobs? Participants will learn proven strategies to identify willing employers, how to get your foot in the door, how to effectively address employer’s expectations, and how to make employers willing partners in creating opportunities for youth.

Reducing School Dropout Rates
Web-based Event
October 14, 2009
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
This webinar, part of a series of WestEd-sponsored webinars related to the education goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will offer research-based recommendations for reducing school dropout rates. Marlene Darwin, Senior Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research, and Nikola Filby, Director of WestEd’s Innovation Studies Program, will showcase the recommended practices in the Institute of Education Sciences Practice Guide, which includes strategies for identifying and advocating for at-risk students, implementing programs to improve behavior and social skills, and keeping students engaged in the school environment. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to the resources from the Doing What Works website illustrating how these recommendations have been carried out.

The End of the Insanity: Manage school IT systems without going crazy
Web-based Event
October 13, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
As the demands on IT departments increase every year, many questions are raised, such as how to deal with limited resources and shrinking budgets, how to do it all and still be innovative, as well as how to come up with new ideas when you are busy patching, fixing and updating. This webcast, sponsored by Kaseya, will address some of these issues including: common landmines for IT managers, how to efficiently manage hundreds of systems through one interface and how one IT manager automated away his daily IT hassles and manages machines in multiple locations.

Representing America’s Youth: Transforming the Field of Juvenile Services
Conference
October 11, 2009 - October 14, 2009
Indianapolis, IN
National Symposium training, focus groups and policy discussions will be led by nationally recognized individuals at the federal, state, local, organizational and private sector level(s). Workshop training will address topics related to: Juvenile Detention & Corrections, Education of Youth in Confinement, Community-Based & Residential Care, Presentation Skills & Training Techniques and much more.

Sixth Annual Youth Service Institute
Conference
October 7, 2009 - October 9, 2009
Washington, DC
Youth Service America and others interested in the youth service movement will meet for training, to share stories, and to network with peers, building their capacity to develop effective programs and increase the number of community minded youth.

enABLED in Emergencies Conference
Conference
September 29, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Philadelphia, PA
In recognition of National Preparedness Month, enableUS and the National Organization on Disability's Emergency Preparedness Initiative will be hosting the enABLED in Emergencies Conference. The two day conference will have public and private sector officials, who will discuss the latest issues related to responding to people with disabilities or special needs in times of an emergency and will seek to merge assistance principles with real world examples which assist in addressing vulnerable populations when a disaster strikes.

The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition
Web-based Event
September 23, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
The first of several webinars presented by Transcen Online-Planning for Work Experiences and Jobs will address the most effective ways to help youth plan for successful work experiences and jobs. Participants will learn the essential strategies to guide youth to relevant work experiences, how to use a positive profile of the youth to identify potential work experiences and how to develop and effective job search plan.

Realizing the Dream: Promoting Financial Opportunity in All Communities
Conference
August 31, 2009 - September 1, 2009
San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by the National Community Tax coalition, this conference brings together community tax practitioners, financial services representatives, researchers, policymakers, advocates, government officials and others to discuss Building Prosperity for Working Families.

US BLN Annual Conference and Career Fair
Conference
August 15, 2009 - August 18, 2009
Landover, MD
Sponsored by the US Business Leadership Network (BLN) and Job Accommodation Network (JAN), this conference is a national event for business, community leaders and BLN affiliates that have an interest in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Connecting the Dots: Business Solutions.”

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