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St. Norbert College to host conference on bullying and school safety

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From St. Norbert College, April 1, 2010
by Chelsey Gruetzmacher,, (920) 403-3089

The St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center will hold the conference "Searching for Pathways: Multiplicities of Character and Character Education in Today's Schools" on Saturday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in St. Norbert's Bemis International Center on Third Street in De Pere.

The conference is designed to widen the conversation about the current Wisconsin legislation on school safety and anti-bullying policy, and to build stronger connections and cooperation between schools and families. It will feature panels, roundtables, and opportunities for informal interactions between conference members to discuss these issues.

The keynote speaker is Philip W. Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the departments of education and psychology at the University of Chicago. Jackson's research has impacted theory, pedagogy, and educational practice around the world. His influential book "Life in Classrooms" is a classic study of elementary education and the "hidden curriculum" of the classroom.

The conference will be limited to only 100 attendees. The fee is $25, and includes all presentations, as well as continental breakfast, lunch and a coffee break.

To register online, visit the St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center's web site, If you prefer, you may download a registration form from the site and mail it to: Patti Cole, Peace and Justice Center, 100 Grant Street, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI 54115. The online registration deadline is April 18; mail registrations must be received by April 10.

For more information, contact Patti Cole at 920-403-3881 or at, or Christopher Meidl at 920-403-294 or at

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