December 06, 2005

IALA 2006 Annual Conference

The International Association for Learning Alternatives will hold its annual conference at Ocean Shores, Shilo Inn.jpg Washington June 29, July 1, 2006. The conference host is the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives with the theme, Education for Everyone, emphasizes many types of alternatives to meet different learning needs and differing philosophies of education: magnet school, charter schools, homeschooling, democratic schools, virtual schools, Montessori, and more. You might want to make this a summer vacation trip with your family.

Conferees will enjoy the Shilo Inn conference site on the Pacific Ocean with a variety of family activities. Ocean Shores is a 6,000 acre peninsula at the mouth of Grays Harbor, the only deep water port on the Pacific coast north of San Francisco. Ocean Shores was originally developed in 1960, and is one of Washington’s most popular resort destinations. In Ocean Shores, you’ll find 6 miles of sandy beaches which extend north of town 15 miles to Moclips. The city also features 23 miles of interconnecting lakes and canals, and 12 miles of scenic bayside. Ocean Shores is about a two hour drive from Seattle.

Consider doing a session at the conference by completing the Call for Presenters form. Additional conference information and registration information will be posted soon on the IALA website.

Posted by Wayne Jennings at 08:01 AM | Comments (0)

March 15, 2004

Position Paper on NCLB by WALA

The Washington Association for Learning Alternatives has published a position paper on No Child Left Behind calling attention to its potentially harmful effects on education, particularly alternative programs. The carefully written and thorough paper describes WALA's efforts over the past 30 years to provide appropriate educational programs that enable ALL students to succeed.

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Posted by Wayne Jennings at 09:58 AM