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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 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


WEBINAR: Using Data to Support Diverse, Learner-Ready Teachers in Your State: State and district leaders need better information about who their teachers are, where they teach, and how they are performing in the classroom. Join the Data Quality Campaign and expert panelists to learn more about how states can use and share data related to teacher effectiveness, diversity, and distribution, and the role policymakers play in making this work possible.
1 p.m. ET


PANEL DISCUSSION: Mapping Student Debt: How Much of Your Paycheck Goes Toward Your Student Loans?: The student debt problem is not the province of the overprivileged and overeducated but rather that of an entire generation—the most diverse in American history—striving to earn a place in an economy with diminishing opportunities. Please join Generation Progress and Higher Ed, Not Debt in conversation with experts on economics, labor, and student debt issues. The event will examine how these data maps provide deeper insight into the impacts of the student debt crisis on local communities.
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC

FORUM: How Well Do We Really Know Today's Students? A Forum on the Shifting Demographics, Pathways & Aspirations of Students in Higher Education Today: Join former House Education & Workforce Committee Chairman George Miller, POLITICO's Kim Hefling, and Higher Learning Advocates for the release of a national opinion poll and special edition of Education Insider examining how well the general public and policymakers understand the shifting demographics of higher education. Hear not only from the experts, but even more importantly from today's students charting a new path toward postsecondary success.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Register here by October 15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Change on the Horizon: The US Department of Education's Plans for Higher Education: The U.S. Department of Education is preparing to finalize two regulations that will have a far-reaching impact on higher education in the United States. Hosted by Drexel University's Washington D.C. Center and its School of Education, along with the National Student Legal Defense Network, a panel of experts will discuss these and other issues facing students and taxpayers as the Department prepares to finalize proposed revisions to these rules.
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Drexel University Washington DC Center, 801 17th Street NW
Washington, DC
Register by emailing DC Center Manager Mac May at tmm436@drexel.edu with the subject line "Change on the Horizon"

CONFERENCE: The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) is hosting the Future Ready Summit: Helping Students Discover Successful Routes To College, Career & Opportunity: This will be a full-day event to explore this critical work ahead with state and national education and economic development leaders. Tennessee has the distinct opportunity to create a clear continuum where Tennessee students have strong connections for success with post-secondary and workforce needs upon graduating high school. Attendees will learn from national and state-level experts about innovative practices in cross-sector alignment, specific strategies for action and impact in K-12 and higher education, and key policy efforts to bolster opportunities for all students to reach a prosperous future.
Nashville Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN


CONFERENCE: 2018 TPA Conference: Teacher Development in the 21st Century: SCALE will convene the annual Teacher Performance Assessment Conference in San Jose, CA. The event will be preceded by an invitation-only preconference day at Stanford University on October 18. The Program Committee welcomes proposals from implementers of edTPA, the P-12 community, and all individuals who support teachers and teacher candidates with performance assessment. This year, we are also excited to invite proposals from our international colleagues and educators who are involved with teacher performance assessment and evaluation on a global level.
Hilton San Jose, San Jose, CA


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


SCHOOL VISIT: City Center Capitol Hill Public Charter School Visit: Center City provides a diverse set of learning experiences to students both inside and outside of the classroom. To complement their curriculum, students participate in project-based learning, service-learning experiences, go on educational field trips, and have access to a wide array of enrichment programming. Visit Center City Capitol Hill, a turnaround campus that has made significant progress over the last three years, to learn about these programs, visit classrooms, and hear from their principal, students, and teachers.
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET
1503 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Higher Education for Everyone: Please join New America and the Washington Monthly for a panel discussion with individuals on the cutting edge of this "Higher Ed for Everyone" movement, as featured in the Washington Monthly's newly-released 2018 College Guide and Rankings.
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
New America, 740 15th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC


PANEL DISCUSSION: Equity, Quality, and Access: How Do We Create Schools Worth Choosing for All? At the core of the school choice debate is a principle that nearly all Americans share: all children should attend quality schools worth choosing. The Learning Policy Institute and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund will take a deep look at how to create systems to make this principle a reality. The forum will feature the release of a new Learning Policy Institute report, The Tapestry of American Public Schools: What it Will Take to Create Schools Worth Choosing for All.
9 a.m. ET
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC


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


PANEL DISCUSSION: Pathways to high-quality jobs for young adults: On Monday, October 29, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings will host an event in partnership with Child Trends, marking the release of new research examining the quality of jobs held by young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds and the specific employment, education and training experiences that are associated with higher-quality jobs. After a presentation of the research, a panel of experts will discuss how the findings relate to policy, practice, and young people’s lived experiences, as well as strategies to help more young people obtain good jobs. Following the panel discussion, speakers will take questions from the audience.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC


FORUM: The Politics of Equity: Navigating a Path for Public Education: This event is being organized and sponsored by the Southern Education Foundation. The forum will feature Policy Debates, Collaborative Roundtables, and Student ED Talks.
William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Little Rock, AR


SYMPOSIUM: Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement Symposium:  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is hosting a Spotlight Symposium showcasing the work of groups engaging in improvement approaches to reduce the long-standing disparities in students' outcomes. Across urban, rural, community, and state contexts, they reinforce our collective commitment to turn our aspirations for more ambitious educational outcomes into realized outcomes for all students.
1:30 p.m. ET
The Newseum, Knight Conference Center, 7th floor, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC


CONFERENCE: The 2018 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference: To be held in Atlanta and will provide up-to-date information on Higher Education Act (HEA) Title IV programs and federal policies and procedures.
Atlanta, GA