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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

8:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium General Session - Invitation Only (cont'd)
Florida I

8:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium Breakouts - Invitation Only (cont'd)

10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
Convention Lobby

10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe Open
Florida III

11:00 AM -- 1:00 PM
Chiefs-Only Lunch Meeting - Invitation Only

2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Understanding Education Research
Florida III
This mini-course will help you to become more familiar with key terms and concepts in education research, and learn to use education research as a tool for policy decisions. This course will be highly interactive and limited in enrollment. It will be taught by Patricia Lauer, principal researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (MCREL) and author of the new ECS/MCREL, Policymaker's Primer on Education Research (see online at

There will be no fee for the course, but registrants will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. See more about registration.

4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Putting a Face on No Child Left Behind
Plaza G
As a recent chief state school officer having the responsibility of implementing NCLB in a state, and now as assistant secretary of education overseeing NCLB implementation in all 50 states and territories, Raymond Simon will put a face on the challenges and potential of NCLB as states and districts respond to the legislation. ECS President Ted Sanders will introduce Simon.

5:00 PM -- 9:00 PM
National Collaborative for Postsecondary Education Policy Advisory Council Meeting and Dinner - Invitation Only
Plaza C

8:00 PM -- 9:00 PM
ECS Executive Committee Meeting
Peabody Boardroom

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