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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         

FEBURARY 24

WEBINAR: Breakfast After the Bell Can Improve Chronic Absenteeism: Many schools and districts are looking for effective ways to reduce chronic absence, but educators may not realize they already have access to an effective, powerful tool – school breakfast. Traditionally, this meal is served before the school day begins, which means many students aren’t able to participate. New research shows that when schools shift the time breakfast is served, making it a part of the school day, they can potentially see chronic absenteeism rates drop by an average of 6 percentage points. Join Attendance Works and No Kid Hungry to learn about this potential solution to combating chronic absenteeism.
 1 p.m. ET
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WEBINAR: Teen Mental Health - Supporting Schools and Expanding Resources: Rates of mental illness and suicide, as well as substance abuse, have risen among teens. Schools can help teens best with early screening and access to resources. This webinar will discuss strategies to prevent teen substance abuse and suicide, the role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care, and more. Sign up below to learn more.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
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FEBRUARY 24-28

Public Schools Week: Public Schools Week is a designated week for administrators, teachers, specialists, teacher educators, parents and school board members to host events for their communities and reach out to lawmakers, businesses, and other community members to discuss the importance of public education.
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FEBRUARY 26

WEBINAR: School Culture 360: The Johns Hopkins School of Education is hosting a webinar that will introduce the new survey instrument, School Culture 360. This instrument will measure an assortment of factors that determine positive educational outcomes. The webinar will provide a detailed discussion on how the instrument will be used in schools. There is no registration information as of yet. For more information, please click on the link below.
11 - 11:45 a.m. ET
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FEBURARY 26-27

MEETING: 2020 PIE Network Executives' Meeting: Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) is holding a working meeting designed to help Network leaders prepare for 2020 and encourage new ideas to improve student opportunity. Registration is for Network executives only. Click on the link below for more information.
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MARCH 4

FORUM: PAVE's Family and Community Engagement Forum: Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE) is holding their Annual Family and Community Engagement Forum. Education leaders and school partners will interact with communities and families to strengthen family engagement in DC schools. As tickets are limited, please ensure to purchase tickets early on to secure your seat! Click on the link below for more program details.
The Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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
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MARCH 13-16

CONFERENCE: Empower 2020: Join ASCD's annual Empower conference in Los Angeles! Teachers and educational leaders will able to create an educational toolkit from the available 400 learning sessions.
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
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MARCH 21-24

CONFERENCE: CGCS Legislative/Policy Conference: This conference catered to educational leaders will touch upon federal funding for the 2020-2021 school year, ESSA's implementation four years after its enactment, Supreme Court updates on DACA and private school funding, and more! Click below to register and for more information.
The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC
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MARCH 22-24

CONFERENCE: NASBE'S Legislative Conference: This conference is an opportunity to engage with members of Congress, US Department of Education senior officials, and other prominent national education community stakeholders on current federal legislative and regulatory activities. Click below to register and find out more information about the program sessions and registered speakers.
The Madison 
Washington, DC
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MARCH 22-26

CONFERENCE: Education Beyond the Human: How should education respond to a world of shifting planetary boundaries and collapsing ecosystems?  What education policies, practices, and pedagogies can help re-situate the human within the relational flow of life where everyone and everything – both human and non-human – are deeply interconnected? How can we learn to responsibly encounter and fully engage with a more than human world? Join the Comparative & International Education Society in Miami to better answer these questions.
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, FL
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MARCH 26-27

CONFERENCE: The National Coalition on School Diversity: Join the NCSD and over 400 people across the US for the Fifth National Conference on School Integration! Attendees will exchange best practices; discuss and generate tools and ideas aimed to introduce, enhance, or protect school diversity initiatives in their communities across the country; and build supportive relationships. It is the largest cross-sector school integration convening in the nation. Click on the link below for the conference agenda and registration details.
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
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MARCH 29-31

SUMMIT: National Arts Action Summit: This summit will gather arts advocates from a broad range of cultural and civic organizations. The first day of the summit, March 29, will be the 2020 Arts Education Policy Briefing where FutureEd's own editorial director, Phyllis Jordan, will expand on the importance of the arts in developing social emotional learning.
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
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APRIL 2-3

CONFERENCE: Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference: The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation's leaders in education. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress. The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, a dedicated team of Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and execute an inspiring spring conference.
New Haven, CT
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APRIL 21-24

CONFERENCE: EdBuild's First and Only School Finance Conference: EdBuild, a non-profit organization that discovered that white school districts received $23 billion more in state and local funding than non-white districts, will be closing down by June of this year. EdBuild aims to transfer their knowledge and skills to advocates and journalists who are passionate about education funding reform. Join EdBuild in this informational send-off by signing up below. Registration is free!
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Cleveland, OH 
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MAY 6-7

SUMMIT: NewSchools Summit 2020: NewSchools Summit is an annual invitation-only gathering for education leaders who bring important and diverse perspectives in PreK-12 education innovation. More than 1,200 educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, funders, and policy makers will come together to share ideas on how to reimagine learning so we can prepare all students, in every neighborhood, to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans.
Oakland, CA
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MAY 27-29

SUMMIT: Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement: The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is excited to welcome you to this high-impact educational equity event that will cultivate collaboration and innovation. When you register for this Summit, you'll be joining up to 4,000 other attendees-including school district leaders, community organizers and elected officials, early childhood educators and university faculty, union activists, researchers, and system builders-from all across the country, and beyond.
Oakland, CA
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JUNE 21-24

CONFERENCE: 2020 National Charter Schools Conference: NCSC is the largest national gathering of current and aspiring charter school leaders, providing exceptional networking opportunities and top-notch professional development.
Los Angeles, CA
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JUNE 9-10

CONFERENCE: JFF's Biennial Horizons Conference: Horizons is the nation’s foremost convening of trailblazers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to shape workforce and education transformation. Connect with Fortune 500 companies, foundations, policymakers, leading educators, and cutting-edge entrepreneurs to generate big ideas and bold results. Horizons is the rare event where you stand at the intersection of the future of work and economic advancement to drive lasting change.
New Orleans, LA
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JUNE 17-18

CONFERENCE: RISE 2020: The Reagan Institute Summit on Education is planning its annual RISE conference. This year's conference will focus on the evolving role of state and local leadership on educational issues. More program details will follow.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 
National Harbor, MD 
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NOVEMBER 12-14

CONFERENCE: 47th AMLE Annual Conference: The Association for Middle Level Education is holding their professional development conference for all educators who work with grades 5-9.  A wide array of topics will be covered. Make sure to click on the registration link below for more information. Call for presentations will open on January 6th, 2020.
National Harbor, MD
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