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The Horizon: Events and Cancellations in the Education Sector

FutureEd is partnering with Fritzwire to share upcoming events and event cancellations 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         

APRIL 8

WEBINAR: What's Being Done to Address the Growing US Digital Divide: The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a webinar discussion on the growing digital divide and what federal agencies and local leaders are doing to identify and mitigate the challenges those without broadband access are facing.
2:00-3:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Trauma Informed Leadership: Education Elements is holding various webinars on educating through COVID-19. Register below to receive details soon to come!
4:00PM est
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APRIL 9

WEBINAR: Data + Relationships Can Strengthen Your School's Response to COVID-19: Attendance Works and the National Association of Elementary School Principals will examine how school staff can promote positive learning conditions using existing data on things like absences, behavior, and demographics.
2:00 pm est
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APRIL 9

WEBINAR: What's Happening, What's Next: COVID-19 Lessons and What School Leaders Need Now: Bellwether Education will be hosting four pivotal sector leaders to discuss what's happening on the ground in American schools and what school leaders need now to meet this remarkable challenge. Use #COVIDandSchools to follow along.
1:00-2:00 pm est
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APRIL 13

WEBINAR: Focusing on What is Important to Students Right Now: Education Elements will look at the lasting impacts of the current school shut down on students and will discuss how educators and parents can best help them. Register below to attend. Also click for more information on Education Elements' on demand webinars about educating through COVID-19
3:00 pm est
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APRIL 14

WEBINAR: Reducing the Adverse Impact of the Coronavirus on Students and Families: Attendance Works, Healthy Schools Campaign, and the Institute for Educational Leadership are hosting a webinar on emerging practice and policy for addressing the adverse impact of school closures on students and families.
2:00 pm est
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APRIL 15

WEBINAR: Making Advising and Student Supports Accessible for Students in the COVID-19 Crisis: New America is hosting a webinar to hear from community leaders, student advisers, and grant evaluators about how lessons from TAACCCT are making a difference in our nation in the time of COVID-10 and informing the transition to fully online student support services.
2:00-3:30 pm est
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APRIL 16

WEBCAST: 2020 Survey of College and University Presidents: Inside Higher Ed will be hosting a discussion on the results of their tenth annual Survey of College and University Presidents.
2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers With An Employee Value Proposition: Education Elements is hosting a webinar where they've identified 8 elements that are essential in retaining teachers. Join to learn how to improve teacher hiring practices!
3:00 pm est
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APRIL 17-21

TRANSITIONING to virtual: 2020 AERA Annual Meeting: Each year, the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from around the world.
San Francisco, CA
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APRIL 23

LIVESTREAM: Release of The Nation's Report Cards in Civics, Geography, and U.S. History: The National Assessment Governing Board and National Center for Education Statistics' will be hosting a livestreamed presentation of the release of The Nation's Report Cards in Civics, Geography, and U.S. History.
1:30-3:00 pm est
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APRIL 21-24

CANCELED: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!
Cleveland, OH 
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MAY 6-7

CANCELED: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 13-15

CANCELED:SUMMIT: Education Elements Summit: The Sixth Annual Summit was to be dedicated to innovative education leadership. While the summit is now canceled, Education Elements is dedicated to guide educators though virtual learning during COVID-19. Look to their site for more information.
Austin, TX
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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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POSTPONED: EWA National Seminar: The Education Writers Association was to hold a gathering in Orlando, FL of education journalists. The theme was "Education, Journalism, and Democracy." EWA will provide rescheduling updates on their site below.
Orlando, FL
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JUNE 5-6

CONFERENCE: 2020 New Member Institute: This convening is meant for new state board of education members. Newcomers will build skills, discuss common policy concerns and real world examples, establish working relationships with their peers, and learn how to be a successful member of a state board of education.
Alexandrian Hotel
Alexandria, VA
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JUNE 8-12

TRANSITIONING to virtual: 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. - DUE TO COVID, the conference is now a free multi-day webinar. The conference will reconvene in New Orleans in June 2021. In the meantime, please stay updated below for more program details.
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JUNE 15-17

CONFERENCE: National Conference on Student Assessment: The National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) is an annual nationwide conference that gathers the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the country for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices, and pressing issues.
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, CO

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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.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 
National Harbor, MD 
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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.
Orlando, FL
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JUNE 21-26

TRANSITIONING to virtual:SYMPOSIUM: Special Education Law: 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.
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JUNE 22-25

CONFERENCE: Curriculum and Research Directors' Meeting: The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for district leaders in curriculum, research, school supervision, an innovation. Make sure to click below to look for updated details.
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
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JUNE 22-24

CANCELED: CONFERENCE: Challenge Institute 2020:  A professional learning experience for educators and education leaders that transcends the traditional divide between speakers and participants to create a vibrant and ongoing community.
Cincinatti, OH
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JUNE 26-28

CONFERENCE: Conference on Teacher Excellence: The 2020 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence is a professional learning event for educators at every level looking for creative, strengths-based strategies to build trusting connections with students and families, provide learning supports for students to engage with the curriculum, and allow students autonomy to develop voice and take charge of their learning.
Denver, CO
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JUNE 28-JULY 1

CONFERENCE: Model Schools Conference 2020: Unique to MSC, this conference showcases Model Schools and Innovative Districts that are seeing rapid improvement and transformation in student learning. Through this peer-to-peer learning model, you’ll gain proven strategies and best practices that have had significant impact on student growth and learning.
Orlando, FL
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JULY 7-9

CONFERENCE: 2020 NASSP National Principals Conference: The National Principals Conference is where you can pause and make your professional growth a priority. You will be able to reflect on the past year, focus on your growth, build your professional community, and discover solutions so that you can provide the best possible leadership for those who need it most—your staff and students.
National Harbor, MD 
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OCTOBER 14-18

CONFERENCE: 64th Annual Fall Conference:The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education.  Call for presentations has been extended to May 15. There is no registration link yet.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX
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OCTOBER 23-25

CONFERENCE: ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership: Join your colleagues at the 2020 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership in Dallas, Texas. Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions.
Dallas, TX
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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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NOVEMBER 16-20

NEW DATE: Bilingual, Immigrant and Refugee Meeting: The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for ELL directors, ELL administrators and staff, school leaders and ELL educators. Make sure to click below to look for updated details
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
San Antonio, TX

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NOVEMBER 21-22

RESCHEDULED:CONFERENCE: 6th Network for Public Education Action National Conference: Originally scheduled for March 28-29, the annual conference hosted by NPE, an advocacy group devoted to preserving, promoting, improving, and strengthening public schools for current and future generations of students, will now take place in November. NPE will be rolling registration information so there is no need to re-register.
Philadelphia, PA
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