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Abilities Expo
Expo
June 25, 2009 - June 27, 2009
Chicago, IL
In addition to featuring new technology, products and services for people with disabilities, this year’s expo features education and training seminars, a career fair, and a networking reception. The Abilities Expo will also be held November 5-7 in Atlanta, GA.

The National Center for Education Research’s Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials
Conference
June 21, 2009 - July 3, 2009
Nashville, TN
The National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, announces its third Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials at Vanderbilt University. This Training Institute is held to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions. Application information will be available on the IES Web site by mid-January. For assistance contact Dr. Christina Chhin, at (202) 219-2280 or christina.chhin@ed.gov.

Special Education and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)
Web-based Event
June 16, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
Larry Wexler, Director, Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education will lead this free webinar. He will discuss the ARRA funds and OSEP's technical assistance efforts.

Diplomas Count 2009: Broader Horizons
Web-based Event
June 11, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
At a time when only seven in 10 American students leave high school with a diploma, President Barack Obama is demanding that the nation lift its educational sights by asking all Americans to commit to at least one year of education after high school. The 2009 edition of Education Week’s Diplomas Count report, produced with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, investigates the issue of college readiness, exploring national policy debates as well as state and local initiatives to prepare all students for postsecondary education; and includes the EPE Research Center’s latest graduation-rate analysis, which identifies several dozen big-city school systems that exceed expectations. This free webinar will discuss the college-readiness agenda, the state of American high schools, and the future of the movement to improve them.

Celebrating the Legacy, Shaping the Future
Conference
June 10, 2009 - June 14, 2009
Washington, DC
Sponsored by Mental Health America and held in Washington, DC, the conference will celebrate Mental Health America’s Centennial, a century of achievement, and discuss upcoming steps to take for mental health.

Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities
Web-based Event
June 9, 2009
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Program for Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes presents this 15th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health.

21st Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute
training
June 2, 2009 - June 6, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
The objective of this Training Institute is to assist professionals to meet the needs of college students with disabilities. Participants can select from a variety of Strands, Single Sessions, and Saturday Post-Sessions taught by experts in the field, which provide participants with in-depth information and adequate time for questions and follow-up discussions. Participants also have opportunities to share information and network with each other at various activities throughout the Institute.

Inclusive Schools Network Webinar: Paraprofessional Supports in Inclusive Schools: Research, Practices, and Alternatives
Web-based Event
May 27, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
Paraprofessionals have emerged as a key resource for supporting students with a range of disabilities in general education classrooms. This webinar, with Michael Giangreco, Ph.D., will provide an overview of research on providing paraprofessional supports in inclusive classrooms, including a look at key national data on the use of paraprofessionals and related special education service delivery. Participants will examine issues such as over-reliance on paraprofessionals and explore a series of alternatives that schools can consider. The session will be interactive, providing opportunities for participants to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Education Stimulus: A Progress Report
Web-based Event
May 21, 2009
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
Two Education Week reporters who have been covering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act since its inception, Alyson Klein and Michele McNeil, will look at the law’s promise for education and the progress made as schools are start to get their first checks from the initial round of federal stimulus funding. They will discuss such questions as: What tripwires have schools faced so far in securing and sustainably spending the money as the U.S. Department of Education suggests? How have school districts responded to the surge of funding for Title I, professional development, and IDEA? As educators prepare for the next wave of funding, what lessons can they draw from the past three months? Free registration available at the Web site.

Thirty-Fifth National Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI) Forum
Forum
May 8, 2009 - May 9, 2009
Arlington, VA
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration and others, this Forum will present the results of studies in rehabilitation.

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