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    Kathryn Forsyth
    Jon Zlock

For Release: February 17, 2006

DOE to Host Assessment Seminar with National Education Expert

Deborah Meier, a national education expert and founder of the Central Park East Secondary School in New York City, will discuss how to use assessments to help student performance during a workshop sponsored by the Department of Education's Northern Region and Passaic County Community College on Friday, March 17.

Limited seating is available for the workshop, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy in Wayne. The registration fee is $150. For additional information, please contact Meredith Coticchio at (973) 684-6126.

Meier's career in education spans four decades as a teacher, writer and advocate for public education. She began her career as a kindergarten and head start teacher in several cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. Along the way, she has created and maintained several schools that serve low-income African-American and Latino students

In addition to the Northern Region workshops, the DOE's Central and Southern regions are hosting several professional development workshops throughout the year. The workshops are all intended to help educators with a variety of professional development issues.

A complete list is online here:

For more information, please contact the Department of Education's Public Information Office at (609) 292-1126.