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The Horizon: Upcoming Events in the Education Sector

FutureEd is partnering with Fritzwire to share upcoming events in the education policy world.  If you would like to add listings, contact FutureEd at info@future-ed.org or Fritzwire at fritz@publicprivateaction.com


WEBINAR: How Big Data Can Help You Personalize Learning: Personalized learning is based around students’ personal interests and their natural ability to learn in order to develop their skills further and increase engagement in class. This Education Week webinar will explore how can we create an environment that enables this framework in a practical way to support the needs of every student in the classroom?
11 a.m. ET


WEBINAR: The Elements of Effective Practice for Youth Mentoring Programs: Join Million Women Mentors and our partner MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership for an overview of six standards for good mentoring along with tangible examples that can be replicated in corporate mentoring programs. We will also highlight how these standards drive employee engagement, elevate brand awareness, increase outcomes for mentees and mentors, and deliver on business and community goals.
2 p.m. ET


WEBINAR: ESSA and State Report Cards: The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to give parents and the public a wealth of information on school quality and performance. But with a federal deadline, making these school report cards both complete and easy to use is no easy task. This Education Week webinar will cover how  states are grappling with the technical and communication challenges in crafting ESSA report cards that are useful and transparent to parents, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers alike.
2 p.m. ET


CONFERENCE: Achieving the Dream 2018 Data & Analytics Summit: The fourth annual Data & Analytics Summit is a two-day event focused on advancing  student success agenda by on identifying and seizing opportunities. Plenaries, concurrent sessions, and the keynote address this year's theme, "Mind the data gap," to improve all students' experiences from first contact to career.
College Park, MD


WEBINAR: Opening the Gates: Using Deeper Learning to Expand College Access: In this webinar, Learning Policy Institute’s Peter Ross will explore the emerging recommendations from three national Reimagining College Access task forces that have been working over the past year and engage participants in a discussion of where the work is heading next.
3 p.m. ET


CONFERENCE: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference: Presidents and other representatives from HBCUs, federal agencies, corporations, and foundations will participate in discussions on significant issues of interest to the HBCU community.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington DC


CONFERENCE: Building Bridges to Success!, 2018 NCAN National Conference: More than 1,000 participants in the higher education, nonprofit, K-12, policy, and philanthropic communities will gather for professional development and best-practice sharing to help increase the postsecondary enrollment and success of first-generation, low-income and minority students.
 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA


WEBINAR: The Big Idea: Cracking the Code on Chronic Absence: More than 7 million U.S. students are chronically absent each year--meaning they have missed a month or more of school. This webinar from the Community Schools Coordinators Network explores the pernicious effects of chronic absence and the "Every Student, Every Day Toolkit" developed through Facebook and the New York City Community School Initiative.
1 p.m. ET


CONFERENCE: Reidy Interactive Lecture Series: The Center for Assessment's 20th annual 2018 RILS program will focus on supporting the Center’s mission to leverage assessment and accountability as part of larger efforts to increase student learning. In particular, we will identify strategies to design and implement systems that promote equity, which are defined as ways to improve outcomes for students who are traditionally underserved.
Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center, 100 Deer Street, Portsmouth, NH 


CONFERENCE: PIE Network Rhythm of Reform 2018 Summit: Often described by advocates and policy thinkers alike as one of the best working meetings in the sector, the annual PIE Network Summit explores perspectives across the ideological spectrum and provides a roughly 60/40 split in structured sessions and unstructured networking opportunities to connect with colleagues from across the country.
InterContinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles St., New Orleans, LA


CONFERENCE: Vertex 2018: Research and Policy Symposium on Concurrent Enrollment and Dual Credit:  During this two-day event, expert speakers will address a national audience and lead discussions focused on research and policy. The Vertex Conference Series is a recurring national forum hosted by the University of Texas System on topics impacting the changing landscape of higher education.
Denver, Colorado


CONFERENCE: Parents as Teachers International Conference, "YOUnited" Learning Together: Expanding Possibilities  The conference is designed to inspire, train and add valuable experience and useable tools to professional learning. General sessions and keynote speakers will provide insight from experts, help participants cultivate lasting peer-to-peer relationships and support quality professional development.
Grand Resort and Spa, Phoenix


CONFERENCE: 2nd Annual National Black Male Educators Convening: Teacher diversity works. Increasing the number of Black male educators in our nation’s teacher corps will improve education for all our students, especially for African-American boys.The National Black Male Educators Convening aims help teachers advance policy solutions, learn from one another, and fight for social justice.
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 


CONFERENCE: NASBE Annual Conference 2016: The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover topics such as equity, school safety, social and emotional learning, arts education, and much more. Attendees are also invited to a special gala celebrating NASBE’s 60th anniversary.
Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, CO


CONFERENCE: Building a Generation: Blueprints for Success in Urban Education: The Council of the Great City Schools will hold its 62nd Annual Fall Conference, giving big-city school superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education a forum to discuss issues and share information and best practices to improve teaching and learning.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD


CELEBRATION: Lights on Afterschoool: One million Americans will celebrate afterschool programs at 8,000 events nationwide for Lights On Afterschool! This an opportunity to make sure parents, policymakers, and communities understand the impact of afterschool programs in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving families peace of mind.
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LECTURE: 15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research: H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education, will present the 2018 Brown Lecture. The lecture is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling.
The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
6 p.m ET