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The Old Dominion University Darden College of Education's Reading Center is sponsoring the International Reading Association's Urban Diversity Commission Forum, "Urban Teachers & Parents Forge Ahead," from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Brown Memorial Hall at Norfolk State University.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Yvonne Thornton, author of "The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story," a memoir about Thornton's father, who lived to see his dreams of a better life for his children come true.

A superintendents' panel featuring area leaders viewpoints on urban education and sessions on teaching and learning strategies with remarks by Carmelita Williams, president of the International Reading Association.

Registration costs are $25 for educators and $10 for parents and students. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 10.

For information contact Sarah Lang, Norfolk State University, at 823-8714 or Abha Gupta, Old Dominion University, at 683-6074.

The event is sponsored by the Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion Reading Center, the Norfolk Reading Council and the International Reading Association.

This article was posted on: September 28, 2000

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