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6/26-7/1/2014

American Library Association Annual Conference
Sponsored by the American Library Association to provide information and networking opportunities for America's library community.
Contact: ALA Conference Services Department
Phone: (800) 545-2433
Website: http://www.ala.org
Las Vagas NV

7/1/2014

Title IX of the Educational Amendments
On this date, President Richard M. Nixon signed Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibited discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal funds.

7/2/2014

Civil Rights Act of 1964
On this date, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to enforce the constitutional right to vote and to prohibit discrimination in public accommodations, including education and other federally assisted programs.

7/4/2014

Independence Day
Declaration of Independence adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Legal holiday in all states and territories and a federal holiday designated by statute.

7/18/2014

Wisconsin Council on Special Education
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Regular meeting to provide advice to the state superintendent and Department of Public Instruction on matters related to special education for students with disabilities.
Contact: Courtney Reed Jenkins
Phone: (608) 267-9183
Email: courtney.jenkins@dpi.wi.gov
Website: http://http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_cee_meet
Address: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street
Madison WI

7/22-23/2014

Wisconsin Teaching and Learning Collabratory
Process and Prod­uct Team Work: Unit Planning
Wis­con­sin ASCD’s pri­mary focus for pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment is improv­ing edu­ca­tor effec­tive­ness in the areas of cur­ricu­lum, instruc­tion and assess­ment with the ulti­mate goal of pro­duc­ing col­lege and career ready students. The five-part series, featuring Jay McTighe, offers school or dis­trict teams an opportunity to learn to use the Com­mon Core to rethink and build cur­ricu­lum and per­for­mance assess­ments that will increase stu­dent achieve­ment by cre­at­ing tasks that are rel­e­vant, inter­est­ing, mean­ing­ful and useful. Registration required.
Contact: Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Phone: (262) 242-3771
Email: office@wascd.org
Website: http://www.wascd.org/

7/26/2014

Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
On this date in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, opening new educational and other opportunities for people with disabilities.

8/6/2014

Hiroshima Day
On this date in 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in an attempt to end World War II.

8/15/2014

First Passage Through the Panama Canal
On this date in 1914, the steamship Ancon made the first passage through the Panama Canal. The United States invested $400 million in canal construction. More than 75,000 workers from 97 countries worked on the canal, which opened South America to world commerce.

8/17/2014

Trans-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Trip
On this date in 1978, three Americans became the first to complete a trans-Atlantic trip in a hot air balloon.

8/26/2014

Women's Equality Day
On this date in 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and most notably gave women the right to vote.

9/1-30/2014

Library Card Sign-Up Month
Established by Congress as an annual reminder to ensure that all children have library cards.
Contact: American Library Association (ALA), Public Information Office
Phone: (800) 545-2433
Website: http://www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card/index.cfm
Address: 50 East Huron Street
Chicago IL 60611

9/1/2014

Labor Day
Legal holiday in all states and Canada to honor working people. Observed on the first Monday in September.

9/3/2014

Treaty of Paris
Signed in Paris on this day in 1783, ending the Revolutionary War between the United States and Britain.

9/3/2014

Viking 2 Lands on Mars
On this date in 1976, the unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up color photographs of the planet's surface.

9/5/2014

First Continental Congress Assembly
Fifty-six delegates representing 11 colonies assembled in Philadelphia on this date in 1774. They protested British measures and called for civil disobedience.

9/11/2014

Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
Patriot Day was designated by joint resolution of Congress (PL 107-89) on December 18, 2001, to honor those who perished in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon as well as the plane that crashed in southwest Pennsylvania. By Public Law (111-13), adopted April 21, 2009, Congress requests at September 11 also be recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Website: http://www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance

9/15/2014

International Dot Day 2014
Launched by teacher Terry Shay on September 15, 2009. International Dot Day inspires teachers and students to celebrate creativity in the classroom. Dot Day 2012 included more than 850,000 participants in every U.S. state and across all seven continents.
Website: http:///www.thedotclub.org/dotday/

9/16/2014

Mayflower Day
Anniversary of the departure of the ship Mayflower from Plymouth, England, in 1620.

9/16/2014

Mildred Fish Harnack Day
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the only native-born American known to have been executed by the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. Mildred Fish Harnack was born in Milwaukee in 1902.
Contact: Wisconsin Public School Observance Days
Website: http://news.dpi.wi.gov/eis_observe

9/17/2014

U.S. Constitution Day
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the day on which representatives from 12 of the original 13 states signed the U.S. Constitution.
Contact: Wisconsin Public School Observance Days
Website: http://news.dpi.wi.gov/eis_observe

9/19/2014

POW-MIA Recognition Day
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Established to recognize those who suffered or suffer captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces. Observed the third Friday in September.
Contact: Wisconsin Public School Observance Days
Website: http://news.dpi.wi.gov/eis_observe

9/21/2014

International Day of Peace
Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, the International Day of Peace was first celebrated September 1982. The day is devoted to commemoration and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.
Website: http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/

9/22/2014

Family Day
Family Day was launched in 2001 by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Family Day is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free.
Contact: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Website: http://casafamilyday.org/familyday/

9/24/2014

School Desegregation Anniversary
On this date in 1957, nine black students attended Little Rock, Arkansas' previously all-white Central High School, escorted by federal troops sent by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enforce the federal desegregation court order.

9/24/2014

Wisconsin Day
Wisconsin Week Is September 21-27, 2014
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the assets that make Wisconsin a desirable place to live and work. Falls on the Wednesday of the third full week of September, which by gubernatorial proclamation is Wonderful Wisconsin Week (Sept. 21-27, 2014).
Contact: Wisconsin Public School Observance Days
Website: http://news.dpi.wi.gov/eis_observe

9/24-26/2014

2014 Fall Superintendent's Conference
Superintendent's Fall Conference presented by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Contact: WASDA
Phone: (608) 242-1090
Email: wasda@wasda.org
Website: http://www.wasda.org
Address: Madison Concourse Hotel
Madison WI

9/26/2014

Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first piece of federal civil rights legislation to ensure equal treatment of individuals with disabilities. Signed into law on September 26, 1973.

9/28/2014

Frances Willard Day
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the Janesville teacher and lecturer who was influential in the early women's movement and was president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union from 1879 until her death in 1898.
Contact: Wisconsin Public School Observance Days
Website: http://news.dpi.wi.gov/eis_observe

9/28/2014

National Good Neighbor Day
First established 1971 in Montana by Mrs. Becky Mattson. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day.
Website: http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/goodneighbor.htm

10/27-11/28/2014

WSAS Statewide Testing Dates
Statewide testing window for Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) and Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD)for the 2014-15 school year. Assessment for state and federal accountability for grades three through eight and 10.
Contact: DPI Office of Educational Accountability
Email: oeamail@dpi.wi.gov
Website: http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/oea_calendar


For questions about this information, contact Debra A. Bougie (608) 266-1598

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