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2002

FMU to host opening dinner for LASER strategic planning institute

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will host a dinner featuring State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum as part of the South Carolina LASER K-8 Science Education Strategic Planning Institute, which runs June 9-14.

 The opening dinner and reception for the institute will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 10 in the Palmetto Room of the Ervin Dining Hall on the FMU campus.

 The South Carolina LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform) Regional Partnership and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Science Resources Center (NSRC) will conduct the institute on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College.

 The institute will prepare school leaders to implement hands-on, inquiry-centered science programs and to bring about systemic reform of science education.

Fifteen South Carolina school district teams will participate in the institute. Each leadership team is made up of five representatives, including superintendents, science coordinators and teachers, and scientists.

 Participating South Carolina school districts are: Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester 4, Fairfield, Florence 1, Florence 4, Lexington 4, Marion 7, Marlboro, Sumter 2 and Williamsburg. Other participants include the Governor’s School for Science and Math, the Upstate Hub Consortium, the AOP Special Education Exploratory Team, and the Clemson University School of Education/Call Me Mister program.

 For more information, contact Jerry Martin, science specialist at the Pee Dee Math/Science Hub, at 843-669-3391, extension 14.

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Last Published: April 6, 2004 9:26 AM
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