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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

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leading High-Performance School Systems: Lessons from the World's Best: The National Center on Education and the Economy invites you to join Marc Tucker and leading education voices in a discussion of his new book Leading High-Performance School Systems: Lessons from the World's Best, and its vital insights on designing and building highly effective systems to educate U.S. students to world-class standards.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
The Newseum 
Washington, DC
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THURSDAY, APRIL 25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Restoring the Promise of Community Colleges: Join The Century Foundation to hear from former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. and a panel of experts discuss the challenges that America's community colleges face and what we can do to fix them. The event will coincide with the release of a new report by an expert panel of more than 20 education leaders and researchers who have been studying community college funding for the past two years.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC
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PANEL DISCUSSION: Cutting Through the Clutter of School Finance Data & Research: The field of school finance is awash in convoluted data, esoteric formulas, and seemingly conflicting conclusions, all of which can be frustrating for policymakers, parents, journalists, advocates, and the general public alike. How can we cut through the clutter? How can school finance data and research be presented in an accessible and policy-relevant manner, while also preserving the necessary rigor? Can we start moving toward a consensus data collection process, which is compiled and endorsed by scholars and organizations from across the ideological spectrum? This panel will address these important questions, partially in the context of a new school finance report and public dataset, published this month by researchers from the Shanker Institute and Rutgers Graduate School of Education.
11:45 am to 2 p.m.
AFT 
555 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC
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TUESDAY, APRIL 30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Equity + Social, Emotional, and Academic Development = Supportive Schools: Join the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a division of Educational Testing Service (ETS), for the second in a series of equity-focused discussions, as we look at what schools and school districts are doing to ensure that all students, particularly those that are traditionally underserved, are prepared academically and emotionally for the world after high school. This preparation includes the typical knowledge that young people take with them from high school, such as from their mathematics and literacy classes, and also includes the social and emotional competencies, such as self-management or thoughtful decision-making, that will make them ready for any post-secondary pathway.
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
1201 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 901
Washington, DC
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WEBINAR: Student Data Privacy: 5 Issues Every School Should Know: This month's webinar, hosted by Franzcek, will focus on student data privacy. Register at the link for a practical discussion led by Franczek partner Nicki Bazer on the latest trends and key issues for school administrators to keep in mind to best maintain the privacy of student data and records.
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
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PANEL DISCUSSION: The First 10 Years: School and Community Initiatives to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Care: In a new study, "All Children Learn and Thrive: Building First 10 Schools and Communities," to be released on April 30, David Jacobson looks at innovative schools and communities engaged in this work and offers a new way of improving children's early experiences by linking P-3 educational improvement strategies and community school models.
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
New America
740 15th St NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC
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EXHIBITION: Posters on the Hill: Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will also celebrate members of Congress who have been champions of undergraduate research and honor the work of executive branch officials who have been vital ambassadors in supporting the federal government's investments for undergraduate research opportunities around the country.
5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. ET
2068 Rayburn
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

SUMMIT: Milliken Dialogues and Policy Summit: This is a thought-leader convening examining school discipline policy and practice on May 1st. This Summit brings together education advocates, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders from across the U.S to discuss important issues that impact communities. This year's Summit will explore policy, research, and practice to help schools address the underlying issues that affect student behavior through an integrated focus on social, emotional, and academic development.
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Newseum
Washington, DC
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THURSDAY, MAY 2

PANEL DISCUSSION: What's Next in Education: Teaching Coping Skills in the Classroom: There is a movement to bring tools, practices and curricula into U.S. schools to reduce trauma and stress among students in the interest of improving classroom learning and student well-being. These methods include mindfulness training, restorative justice practices, trauma-informed approaches and social-emotional learning skills, known as SEL. The challenge for policymakers relates to gathering and accessing high-quality, unbiased data that show the effectiveness of these strategies, how they support student learning in the classroom and whether they can work across different student populations. Join POLITICO for a high-level conversation exploring how this trend in education seeks to transform the learning environment in schools.
8 a.m. ET
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC
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PANEL DISCUSSION: NWEA: Innovation, Research & Advocacy - Designed with Equity in Mind: Please join CEO Chris Minnich and NWEA leaders to discuss NWEA's vision for leveraging research and policy expertise in support of their mission to help all kids learn.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
The Capitol View to 400
444 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC
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MAY 4-6

CONFERENCE: Personalized Learning Summit: In its 5th annual summit, Education Elements is bringing together 750 innovative district leaders. Participants can expect engaging and dynamic sessions, professional development and networking opportunities, and even tours of some of the most innovative companies in the Bay Area.
Atlanta, GA
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MAY 7-8

WORKSHOP: Promoting Cultural Proficiency to Boost Outcomes for All Students: This timely and relevant workshop features CAL's Communities of Inclusion Approach, developed by our subject matter experts based on decades of research and practice working with educators of language learners in U.S. schools and with immigrant and refugee populations from around the globe. Participants will use CAL's Communities of Inclusion Toolkit to explore stages along the continuum of cultural proficiency that represent ways of perceiving and responding to differences, recognizing other perspectives including the presence of varied types of privilege, balancing values, and creating a culture of mutual respect.
The Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th St NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

DISCUSSION: Teaching Sexual Consent and Egalitarian Relationships in a "Me Too" Era: Hosted by the Shanker Institute.
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
555 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC
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MAY 8-9

CONFERENCE: New Schools Summit: Next year’s event will be the 20th year for this annual, invitation-only gathering hosted by New Schools Venture Fund which brings together more than 1,300 entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, funders and policymakers to share ideas on reimagining schools to prepare all students, from every background, for the future. We’re eager to see what next year has to bring.
Oakland, CA
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MAY 8-10

CONFERENCE: PESC's Spring 2019 Data Summit: State of Technology and Standards in Higher Education: The SPRING 2019 DATA SUMMIT represents PESC'S 20th Annual Convening in Washington, D.C. of Members and stakeholders in higher education technology & standards. PESC Technology, Services & Approved Standards serve colleges & universities; states & provinces; commercial organizations & government agencies; software vendors & technology providers; & non-profit organizations & associations - and all, along with the general public, are welcome & encouraged to register and attend the SPRING 2019 DATA SUMMIT.
Dupont Circle Hotel
Washington, DC
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THURSDAY, MAY 16

BOOK RELEASE: The Early Advantage 2: Building Systems that Work for Young Children: NCEE invites you to join world-renowned early childhood researcher Sharon Lynn Kagan for the release of The Early Advantage 2: Building Systems That Work for Young Children, the centerpiece of the multi-year Early Advantage international comparative study funded and supported by NCEE.
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC
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JUNE 18-19

WORKSHOP: Classroom Instruction That Works: 51 Strategies and Tools for Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement: This practical, hands-on, activity-based workshop gives educators dozens of dynamic, ready-to-use, research-based teaching strategies and learning activities aligned with McREL's Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW).
McREL International
Denver, CO
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JUNE 18-20

CONFERENCE: PBL World: In its eighth year, PBL World is the premier project-based learning conference, bringing together dedicated teachers, instructional coaches and school and district leaders who want to connect and learn more about PBL. Rather than a conference with short sessions by various presenters, this event is an institute where participants go through a continuous multi-day experience. The conference, hosted by Buck Institute for Education’s (BIE), stands by the belief that PBL transforms students and PBL World transforms educators.
Napa Valley, CA
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JUNE 30 – JULY 3

CONFERENCE: National Charter Schools Conference: NCSC is the best learning and networking event for school educators, leaders and advocates. At the 2018 event, attendees had an opportunity to connect with over 4,700 others in over 100 breakout sessions, 17 meet-ups, eight charter talks and five networking lounges. Participants walk away with an incredible learning experience and opportunity to share ideas and strategies for growing and improving charter schools.
Las Vegas, NV
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JUNE 23-26

CONFERENCE: ISTE: As the “epicenter of edtech,” ISTE is where educators and school leaders go to learn about new tools and strategies. With over 550 companies, 1,000 sessions and 16,000 educators attending, this event boasts endless learning opportunities perfect for industry reps, teachers, tech coordinators/directors, administrators, library media specialists and policymakers.
Philadelphia, PA
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CONFERENCE: Model Schools Conference: Model Schools Conference is an event focused on helping you bring out the best in your school or district by showcasing success stories of the nation's most rapidly improving schools and innovative districts.
Washington, DC
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JUNE 23-28

CONFERENCE: Special Education Law Symposium: Lehigh University's intensive one-week symposium provides a practical analysis of legislation, regulations, and court decisions relating to the education of students with disabilities.  The symposium is designed for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, psychologists, parent advocates, charter school personnel, attorneys (on both sides), hearing officers, state education agency personnel, and other individuals interested in a thorough exploration of the special education legal landscape.
Bethlehem, PA
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JULY 22-25

CONFERENCE: Big Bang: Hosted by Big Picture Learning, this conference is for school leaders and educators looking to discover strategies and best practices for advancing student-centered learning, student voice, learning from the community, equity and activism. Big Bang has grown to over 600 attendees from around the world and perhaps our favorite part is that most of the panels are led or include students from the big picture network. This is one you will not want to miss in 2019!
Detroit, MI
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AUGUST 6-8

CONFERENCE: Distance Teaching & Learning Conference: This conference attracts a broad range of professionals in distance education and online learning. In over 30 years, the conference has grown to over 800 participants and 130 sessions. Attendees can expect to connect with online learning leaders from across the nation and around the world and discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners, as well as best strategies, practices and solutions. We are staying tuned for more information on next year’s event.
Madison, WI
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OCTOBER 28-31

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
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NOVEMBER 3-6

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
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NOVEMBER 7-9

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
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