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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


CONFERENCE: NASBE Annual Conference: NASBE's Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Session will cover a range of topics such as teacher preparation and diversity, implementing SEL, and much more.
Omaha, NE


Professional Development: Empowering Teacher Learning: Join the Learning Policy Institute to hear about the newest models of teacher-led training and policies that promote successful professional development programs. These innovative programs will strengthen teachers and lead to increased student performance. As seating is limited, please make sure to register below by Thursday, October 17th.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET


WEBINAR: Navigating Parental Consent - Whose Signature Do You Need, When Do You Need it & Tips on How to Get It: This webinar will look at guardian consent concerning children's access to school health services. Join the Healthy Students, Promising Futures (HSPF) Learning Collaborative and Rebecca Gudeman from the National Center for Youth Law to learn the various types of health-related parental consent and the applicable legal requirements.
Online from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


Countering Toxic Narratives and Real-Life Challenges for Students of Color: The Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings will be hosting a discussion with Alaska's 2019 Teacher of the Year and the 2019 National Teacher of the year will discuss countering toxic narratives and creating strategies to empower students of color.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium 
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20036
Register for in Person / Register for webcast


Findings from the 2019 Schooling in America Survey: Join AEI and EdChoice for the release of EdChoice's 2019 Schooling in America Survey results. The survey measures public opinion, awareness, and knowledge of K-12 education topics and reform
AEI, Auditorium
1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
4:00 PM- 5:15 PM ET


CONFERENCE: 2019 iNACOL Symposium: iNACOL’s annual conference is the leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. With over 200 sessions, it brings together over 3,500 experts, EdLeaders and educators to explore next-gen learning for K-12 students.
Palm Springs, CA


The Release of the Nation's Report Card: Join the National Assessment Governing Body and the National Center for Education Statistics for NAEP Day.
The National Press Club Ballroom
529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045
1:30 to 3:30 PM ET

Register / Livestream


Supporting a Well-Prepared and Diverse Teacher Workforce: This briefing is sponsored by The Learning Policy Institute, Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, Center for American Progress, Southern Education Foundation, Teach Plus and the Office of Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
Hart Senate Office Building Room 902
Lunch will begin at 11:45 AM and the briefing will be from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM.


CONFERENCE: SETDA Leadership Summit & Education Forum: With the 2018 event wrapped up, SETDA looks ahead to its 18th year. As one of the most important convenings for state EdTech officials, SETDA brings together leaders from over 40 state departments of education to join leaders in EdTech, assessment, instructional materials and professional development to collaborate and engage in in-depth dialogue.
Arlington, VA


COMPETITION: A Moonshot for Kids: Center for American progress and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute will be hosting a "Shark-Tank" style competition for a chance to win $10,000 for ideas that address one of the following urgent issues:
1) Reducing by half the number of fourth graders reading below the Basic level
2) Doubling the amount of high-quality feedback middle school students receive
3) Achieving universal college and career counseling for all students before the ninth grade
4) Doubling the number of eighth graders who can write an effective persuasive essay
5) Doubling the number of young women majoring in STEM fields.
National Union Building
918 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET


CONFERENCE: Annual Conference for Middle Level Education: A valuable and comprehensive PD conference for educators and administrators working with middle school students. AMLE features over 300 sessions in 30 topic areas with hands-on and meet-and-greet opportunities. Because AMLE knows everybody learns differently, the conference caters to the needs of every educator with a multifaceted approach—various session types and styles, opportunities for one-on-one discussions with the leaders, explanations and explorations of technology, and networking—for a most valuable and comprehensive professional development event.
Nashville, TN


CONFERENCE: ASCD Resilient Schools in Action: The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is hosting a conference for education leaders and teachers searching ways to improve their school climate. The interactive learning opportunities will look at countering a culture of hate, understanding implicit bias, stimulating schools to be trauma sensitive, and encouraging a resilient, safe, and equitable learning environment for students.
National Harbor, MD


POLICY FORUM: 8th Annual Alternative Accountability Policy Forum: The Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA) is hosting a forum that will feature various issues, such as school choice, dropout prevention, teaching strategies, and more, that are related to school accountability. RAPSA is a nonprofit that supports educators working with at-risk students - who are then identified as at-promise students because they have the capabilities to succeed despite any obstacles they may face. The conference will hold 27 concurrent sessions to choose from that will be formatted as panels or interactive learning sessions. Sessions will be presented by dedicated leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-promise students.
San Diego, CA


WEBINAR: Expanding Access to School Behavioral Health Services via Telehealth: Join the Healthy Students, Promising Futures (HSPF) Learning Collaborative and Amanda Martin from the Center for Rural Health to learn more about how school-based telehealth can provide behavioral health services to students and its potential challenges.
Online from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Separate and Unequal: How School Diversity Matters for Educational Opportunity and Attainment: This briefing will discuss research regarding the state of school segregation, how it impacts achievement, and supply policy proposals to help combat it. This briefing is sponsored by Senator Christ Murphy (D-CT) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH-11), who will both will give remarks.
Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM ET   



CONFERENCE: Personalized Learning Conference South East (PLearnSE): The 1st annual PLearn SE will be held on November 18-20, 2019 at the GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta.  Pick from 80+ informative sessions.  Go on a school site visit.  Network with other innovative K-12 educators. Get a complimentary copy of Tom Murray’s new book, Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime.
Atlanta, GA


2019 National Summit on Education Reform: Join Chairman and Governor Jeb Bush as education policy leaders discuss what does and does not work in various states and districts.
San Diego, CA at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
7:00 AM PT Nov 20 - 1:30 PM PT Nov 21


CONFERENCE: 2nd International Conference on Education, Educational Policy, Leadership and Management (ICEPLM): Research Link International is hosting the interdisciplinary ICEPLM where innovative research in the educational field will be showcased. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the trends, concerns, and challenges encountered in education, policy, leadership and management.
Greensboro, NC


CONFERENCE: The Summit on PLC at Work: Professional learning communities (PLCs) are schools where educators work together to achieve results for their students. Solution Tree, a professional learning company that empowers educators, is hosting this conference that will teach administrators and educators how to adopt the PLC at Work system in their school districts.
Phoenix, AZ

MARCH 11-13

CONFERENCE: Personalized Learning Conference Mid-Atlantic (PLearnMA): The 5th annual PLearn MA will be held on March 11-13, 2020 at the Harrah’s Resort & Conference Center, located in exciting Atlantic City, NJ, USA.  Now in its 5th year, our conference highlights what works in personalized learning in all its forms.  Call for proposals and early bird registration open now through November 11th.
Atlantic City, NJ