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Feb. 3, 2010
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38th Annual Conference

November 17-21
Fort Worth, Texas


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!!
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Join us for NABSE's 38th Annual Conference:
  • Professional Development and Best Practice Workshops
  • NEW Workshop Strands addressing Special Education and School Board Administration
  • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities with over 4,000 Educators and Administrators
  • Over 300 Exhibitors and Vendors
  • Interactive School Tours
  • Plenary Sessions Led by Nationally Known Education Leaders
*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL . . . Registrants who register by May 31, 2010 under the "INDIVIDUAL" category will receive a deduction of $15!! INDIVIDUAL registrants who register ONLINE will receive an additional $10 off the current Registration Rate.

ALL registrants who REGISTER ONLINE will automatically receive a deduction of $10 from the Registration Rate!!!



INDUSTRY NEWS

Obama Would Overhaul No Child Left Behind
from Yahoo! News
President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the No Child Left Behind education law, replacing the school accountability system that has slapped a failing label on more than a third of schools, including many that made big gains but just missed their annual targets. More
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Obama Plan Calls for Education-funding Increase
from The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama's 2011 budget proposes to boost education spending nine percent to advance its overhaul of federal school-funding policy that has emerged as a rare patch of common ground for the administration and some Republicans. More
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A New Era in School District Leadership
from eSchool News
Former Notre Dame University President Theodore Hesburgh was quoted as saying, "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision." Skillful leaders are able to articulate that vision clearly and inspire their communities to action - and the winners of our annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards epitomize this idea. More
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Schools Face Uphill Challenge to Improve
from CBS News
CBS News reports that despite decades of reform attempts and billions of dollars of investment, the American education system badly needs improvement. The report card shows that only 34 percent of 8th graders are proficient in math, 29 percent in science and 33 percent in reading. Compared to other countries, American students score near the bottom - 21st out of 30 in science. It's even more bleak in math - American students are 25th. More
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Southern Schools Mark Two Majorities
from The New York Times
The South has become the first region in the country where more than half of public school students are poor and more than half are members of minorities, according to a new report. More
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LISD Heads to Try Hands at Teaching
from Lubbock Online
Karen Garza was in her second month as Lubbock Independent School District superintendent last Aug. 14 when she announced to the annual convocation of school district employees she and her administrative team would substitute teach for half a day during the fall semester. More
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What Is 'Excellence for All'?
from Education Week
Getting all students, and particularly the neediest students, into the kind of schools that their more privileged peers attend is a great goal. And it's one that's difficult to oppose. Who, after all, is going to take a stand against an aim like "excellence for all?" Consider how preposterous the linguistic alternatives sound: Excellence for some? Mediocrity for all? Hardly a rallying cry. This runs contrary to the aims of the dominant players in modern school reform, who, whether they are in government, school districts, or philanthropic organizations, routinely employ the phrase "excellence for all" in justifying their expenditures. More
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A Different Turnaround Vision: A Conversation with Turnaround Expert John Simmons
from Public School Insights
We're hearing a lot about Chicago's efforts to turn around struggling schools. Read the papers, and you'll get the impression that a handful of charter schools are the only bright stars in a dark firmament. But that impression is wrong. More
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