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October 22, 2001 Contact:Bill Burton (312) 996-2269; burton@uic.edu



"Best Practices for Black Student Achievement - P-16 Pursuing Excellence," a conference highlighting the programs that demonstrate successful experiences for black students in learning environments from preschool through college and university programs.


Oct. 24-26
5-8:30 p.m. (Oct. 24)
7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Oct. 25)
9 a.m. (Oct. 26)


UIC Chicago Circle Center
750 S. Halsted St.


Invited conference presenters include Keith Sanders, Illinois Board of Higher Education; the Honorable Emil Jones, Illinois State Senator; Wayne Watson, Chicago City Colleges; William Cox, Black Issues in Higher Education; Oscar Barbarin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and from UIC, Barbara Henley, Wynetta Frazier and Rose Green Thomas.


The conference will include presentations and workshops on restructuring programs to meet the needs of black students and reducing the educational disparities they confront. Other topics include early childhood development, student pipelines, student retention, and undergraduate and graduate student initiatives.

For conference and registration information, please call (312) 413-9124.

The conference is sponsored by the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education in collaboration with the Illinois Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel and the Illinois Council on College Attendance.

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