CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 24, 1999
UI to host national conference on gifted education in rural
schools May 21-22
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will be the site
of the inaugural Wallace Family National Conference on Gifted
Education in Rural Schools May 21-22.
The conference will bring together leading researchers and
advocates for gifted students in rural schools and highlight
issues relevant to gifted education in rural schools throughout
One feature of the event will be the presentation of a report
titled "Gifted Education in Rural Schools: A National Assessment,"
which is being researched and produced by the Connie Belin and
Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education
and Talent Development. The Belin-Blank Center and the Institute
for School Executives, both part of the University of Iowa College
of Education, are co-hosting the event.
Conference registration fees are reduced for those who register
on or before May 1, but on-site registration also will be held
in the East Lobby of the Iowa Memorial Union at the University
For more information or to request registration materials,
call 1-800-336-6463, or 319-335-6196. You can also visit The
Wallace Rural Gifted Education Conference web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~belinctr/special-events/rural/index.html.