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Using the National Household Education Surveys Program Database for Research and Policy Analyses
Seminar
July 11, 2007 - July 13, 2007
Washington, DC
The National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education will sponsor a three-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) databases for research and policy analyses. NHES is a series of surveys designed to address a wide range of education-related issues. It provides descriptive data on the educational activities of the U.S. population, from early childhood to adult education, and offers policymakers, researchers, and educators a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the U.S.

National Forum on Education Policy
Forum
July 10, 2007 - July 13, 2007
Philadelphia, PA
The Education Commission of the States’ National Forum on Education Policy provides an opportunity for policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders at all levels of public education to share information, ideas, and lessons learned, and to reflect on current practices and promising emerging strategies. It brings together governors and their education policy advisors; legislative leaders; state superintendents and state school board members; and college and university system heads. Discussions will be informed by researchers and experts who are guiding national and state-level analyses and programs on education finance, workforce development, technology and data systems development, curriculum, human resources, and other topics.

Using the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 and the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 for Research and Policy Discussion
Seminar
July 9, 2007 - July 11, 2007
Washington, DC
The National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education will sponsor a 2.5-day advanced studies seminar on the use of two longitudinal education databases—the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) and the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)—for research and policy studies. The design of both studies permits examination of education, work, and the socialization of youth in the U.S. and the influences of schools, teachers, community, and family in promoting growth and positive outcomes.

Ready to Work? Partners in Youth Workforce Development
Web-based Event
June 20, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
This Web conference, offered by the Chapin Hall Center for Children and the National Conference of State Legislatures, will discuss how policymakers, community groups, and employers can better prepare youth for success in the workforce. Speakers will review research that explores the effect of misalignment between employers and youth program providers on expanding employer involvement, and discuss state and federal initiatives that address youth workforce development. An organization that has created community partnerships among various stakeholders to ensure that youth have access to quality educational and career opportunities will also be highlighted. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Using the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Database for Research and Policy Discussion
Seminar
June 19, 2007 - June 21, 2007
Washington, DC
The National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, will sponsor this advanced studies seminar on the use of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) database for education research and policy analysis. The main NAEP database contains nationally representative achievement scores on 4th, 8th, and 12th graders from public and non-public schools in a variety of academic subjects, as well as background information on the students who were assessed and their learning environments.

Understanding Culture and Cultural Responsiveness
Certification Training
June 19, 2007 - June 21, 2007
Denver , CO
Participants in this certification training from the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) will define culture, understand the development of a culturally responsive perspective and pedagogy, consider the impact of culture on individuals and systems, learn what happens when we are not culturally responsive, understand the power of words and labels, and develop a diversity perspective.

CCSSO National Conference on Large-Scale Assessment: Effective Student Assessment: Informing and Supporting the Learning Process
Conference
June 17, 2007 - June 20, 2007
Nashville, TN
The content strands for this year’s Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Conference on Large-Scale Assessment will include: alignment issues; assessing special populations: LEP, special education; assessment in content areas; assessment literacy; formative assessment issues; general interest; innovative assessment approaches; issues related to compliance, such as AYP; NAEP; operational steps in testing programs; reporting/use of assessment data; technical issues in assessment; and use of technology in developing, administering, scoring, and reporting assessments.

Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology
Conference
June 16, 2007 - June 19, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT) brings together five conferences all focused on enhancing the lives of seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. Rehabilitation, social, and health services providers; policymakers; researchers; family caregivers; students; seniors; and persons with disabilities from around the world will gather to explore issues facing aging populations, the implications for healthcare systems and service providers, the roles and responsibilities of family caregivers and policy, and how new research findings and technologies are leading to practical solutions.

2007 Bridges to Employment Conference
Conference
June 13, 2007 - June 15, 2007
Miami, FL
Bridges to Employment is the premiere event on pathways to employment for Latinos with disabilities in the U.S. The conference brings together recruiters, occupational experts, and jobseekers from across the country to share best practices and exchange information. Workshops and roundtables will be led by employers, professional Latinos with disabilities, and representatives from Latino and disability advocacy organizations. Training sessions will provide information about vocational training opportunities; regional job openings; resume writing; interview preparation; recruiting, retention, and promotion; asset-building programs; benefits and transitions to employment; legislation and advocacy; and providing culturally competent services. Presented by Proyecto Visión.

Customized Self-Employment
Web-based Event
June 12, 2007
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM   (Eastern)
This worksupport.com Webcast will discuss and provide examples of entrepreneurship, an important employment option for individuals with disabilities. Self-employment can provide a customized job, circumventing barriers to traditional employment. Resource ownership, in which an individual purchases equipment or property that he/she brings as a resource to a paid job in the community, will also be discussed. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

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