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Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, Daisy Gonzales

California’s alternative education options for youth vulnerable to dropping out of school have been established at different historical points and for different student age and target populations. For purposes of this brief, we define an “alternative school” as belonging to one of six legislatively authorized types of public (non-charter) schools that meet the definitions of the Alternative School Accountability Model (ASAM). These schools are operated by different local agencies – school districts, county school boards, or juvenile justice agencies and the courts –and governed by overlapping and sometimes legislatively superseded or otherwise inoperative portions of the state Education Code. Currently, the California Department of Education (CDE) is considering the development of a new accountability system for alternative schools that aligns with Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) for all public schools.

Katharine Strunk, Julie A. Marsh, Paul Bruno

In nearly every state across the country there has been recent legislative or judicial activity aimed at amending policies that shape the quality of the teacher labor force (e.g., Marianno, 2015). At the heart of this recent legislative and judicial action is the desire to attract and retain a high-quality teacher for every classroom. That good teachers are critical to student success is not up for debate; over the last decade, research has shown that a high-quality teacher is the most important school-based input into students’ achievement and long-term outcomes.

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The Future of Education in California - Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Research and Policy Conference

Upcoming events

Dan Humphrey, Independent Consultant Julia Koppich, Koppich and Associates Magaly Lavadenz, Loyola Marymount University Julie Marsh, University of Southern California Jennifer O’Day, American Institutes of Research
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Michal Kurlaender, University of California, Davis
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Policy Analysis for California Education

 
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center based at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California – Davis. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training. PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California’s leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California.

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