Utah educators will take their fall break from class Oct. 13 and 14 to discuss issues of importance to them. Their annual convention will be held in the Salt Palace.
Children also will get a two-day respite from class work while their teachers gather to swap notes and upgrade information.Keynote speaker Oct. 13 during the 10 a.m. general session will be Dr. Ernest L. Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education. He formerly was chancellor of the State University of New York and for two years was U.S. commissioner of education.
At 2 p.m., a program titled "Education, the Hope of America," will be held in the Salt Palace Little Theater. It will be open to the public. An open dialogue with superintendents also is planned, along with political rallies and business meetings.
The second day of the convention will be devoted to meetings of specialty groups within education. An Idea Fair will be held throughout the day in the Salt Palace Assembly Hall.
The annual Grand Festival Concert featuring outstanding young musicians will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.