Reading/Language Arts Conference set for February

The East Carolina University College of Education will host the 29 th annual Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference from 1 to 6 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Murphy Center on campus.

Keynote speaker for the event is June St. Clair Atkinson, North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Overseeing more than 1.4 million students in approximately 2,300 public schools, Atkinson has served as superintendent since August 2005. She was the first woman elected to the post.

Concurrent sessions will be provided throughout the day, focusing on literacy topics for pre-K thorugh high school educators. Participants who attend all sessions may earn 0.5 Continuing Education Units, and 1.0 CEUs may be earned with paper submission.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education. Registration is $40 and is due by Feb. 1. Contact Heather Shaw at (252) 328-6830 for registration information or visit