Fort Hays State University to discuss No Child Left Behind Legislation
10/15/2003

Educators, parents, and community members are invited to a presentation on "No Child Left Behind Legislation and Other Educational Issues" at the Fort Hays State Memorial Union Ballroom on Thursday evening, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 pm.

Nancy Bolz, State Director of Kansas North Central Accreditation, and Dr. Alexa Pochowski, Kansas assistant commissioner of education, will be the speakers.

The presentation, supported by the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and Fort Hays State University, is free to the public. It is the kickoff for the 2003 Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics conference held Oct. 23 and 24. "Integrating for Success" is the theme for this year?s conference to be held at Hays High School on Friday, Oct. 24.

No Child Left Behind is federally-funded legislation that seeks to improve the education of children in the United States. In Kansas, the NCLB law requires educators and community members to improve student achievement and close academic gaps among students who are economically disadvantaged, students with limited English proficiency, students with disabilities and students of varying ethnic backgrounds. The Thursday evening presentation summarizes the initiative and what it means to Kansans.

For more information on the public information presentation or on the Mathematics Conference, link to www.katm.org or e-mail Dr. Germaine Taggart, associate professor of teacher education, at gtaggart@fhsu.edu.


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