March 12, 2004

Conference to explore education issues

by Elizabeth Lively

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Area educators still have time to sign up for an upcoming, half-day conference on "The Changing Picture of Education in Illinois."

The annual Southern Illinois Educational Leadership Conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Student Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

There will be sessions on collective bargaining, news from the state legislature, ideas for bond issues, a women administrator's roundtable and the "No Child Left Behind" legislation.

Michael Bakalis, chair of the governor's education accountability task force, will deliver the keynote address.

Cost to attend is $50 and includes lunch.

For more information or to register, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit their web site at