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Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 5-7, you will be joined by 425+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from incredible thought leaders, more than 30 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Wednesday, February 5 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Spark Session: Where Are They? Many children are NOT getting educated!

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New this year, Spark Sessions are 30-minute sessions with a specific topic or challenge in mind. These sessions are optional to attend. Not seeing a session that meets your needs? Feel free to check out our great exhibits, do some shopping at the Book Fair, or grab some coffee with a colleague!

According to data from the American Community Survey for the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 3% of school-aged (5-17) children in the U.S. are not being educated in any setting. The World Education Forum-USA is organizing representatives in each state to share this startling information. What does this look like in Minnesota? Bring your laptop or tablet to access the WEF-USA website to examine the data. Questions to explore: Where are they? Why are they missing? What can be done?


Wednesday February 5, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm