March 03, 2005

Educational leadership meeting set for March 9

by Katharine Quaranta

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host the eighth annual Southern Illinois Educational Leadership Conference on Wednesday, March 9.

The conference, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the SIUC Student Center, will update school administrators on the latest changes in education.

In keeping with this year's theme, "The Changing Picture of Education in Illinois," sessions will include a women administrator's roundtable as well as such diverse topics as cash flow analysis, reauthorization of IDEA 2004 and the latest from the Illinois Legislature.

The morning keynote speaker will be Susan Sclafani, assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Education. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Jim Broadway, publisher of the Illinois School News Service.

The registration fee is $60 and includes the cost of lunch. For more information or to register, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the Web site at