Aug. 4, 2000

CONTACT: Pam Young


YPSILANTI - Governor John Engler and Dr. David Adamany will speak at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Aug 8-12 at the Marriott at Eagle Crest. The conference is being hosted by Eastern Michigan University and is being co-sponsored by the University of Michigan at Dearborn.

Engler, who will be introduced by EMU President Dr. Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, will speak at the opening banquet Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m., Eagle Crest. Adamany, president of Temple University and former president of Wayne State University, will deliver the closing address Saturday, Aug. 12.

The NCPEA is composed of professors of education administration from colleges and universities across the country.

Topics of discussion will include charter schools, vouchers, national standards for school administrators, distance learning, alternative assessment, new uses of technology, standards-based education, choice, quality schools and the changing environment of education in the policy and political arena, both state and federal.

"We are going to sit down and catch up on issues relating to our profession," said Dr. James Berry, conference host and head of EMU's department of leadership and counseling. "This is a chance to interact with our colleagues from other institutions."

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