ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : SI-99-072

Date Created : 01/20/1999


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   School Improvement and Instructional Support - Dr. Kevin Penix
Early Literacy & Reading Recovery Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Mary Kaye McKinney

Phone Number:


"Early Literacy and Reading Recovery: Linking Theory, Research, and Practice," a two-day conference co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on March 4-5, 1999. The program, including nationally recognized speakers, seminars, study groups, and a wide range of small group sessions, will focus on design and implementation of comprehensive, effective early literacy programs.

Conference registration fee is $115.00 per person which includes lunch, refreshments and materials. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 19, 1999. Advance registration is required to ensure participation. On-site registration will be accepted on a space available basis. Due to the bookkeeping process, regretfully, purchase orders cannot be accepted. A full refund, less a $20 processing fee, will be granted if written request is received on or before Friday, February 19. Refunds will not be given after the conference begins.

The Excelsior Hotel will offer conference room rates of $89 (single or double occupancy) for advance reservations designated for "Early Literacy Conference." For reservations, call (501) 375-5000 (Little Rock Area) or (800)-527-1745 (outside Little Rock Area).

Conference information and a registration form are attached. For more information, contact (501) 569-3097 or 569-3339.


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