ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : SI-00-074

Date Created : 02/02/2000


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   School Improvement and Professional Development - Ms. Janinne Riggs
Early Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Krista Underwood, Early Childhood/Reading Program Manager

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 2-3, 2000. The program, including nationally recognized speakers, seminars, study groups, and a wide range of small group sessions will focus on school reform, standards, and implementation of effective early literacy programs.

The two-day conference registration fee is $125.00 per person including refreshments, materials, and Thursday lunch. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 18, 2000. Advance registration is required to ensure participation. A late fee of $10 will be charged for on-site registration. No faxes or purchase orders will be accepted. A full refund, less a $20 processing fee, will be granted if a written request is received on or before Tuesday, February 29. No refunds will be given after the conference begins.

The Excelsior hotel will offer conference room rates of $89 single or double occupancy for reservations designated for "Early Literacy Conference." For reservations, call 501-375-5000 in the Little Rock area or 800-527-1745 outside of the Little Rock area.

Conference information and a registration form are attached. For more information, contact 501-569-3045 or 501-569-8553.


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