PACE Seminar Series 2013-2014
After several years of fiscal crisis and policy stagnation, California has entered a new era of rapid and dramatic change in the education system. The voters’ approval of Proposition 30 in November 2012 has begun to reverse the financial damage done to California schools by years of budget cuts. The introduction of the Local Control Funding Formula not only changes the way California distributes resources among school districts but also greatly increases the power of local school boards to decide how resources will be used. The implementation of the Common Core State Standards over the next several years will reward more ambitious instruction by teachers and deeper learning by students.
These changes promise to move California’s education system forward, but their impact will ultimately depend on policy choices that state and local leaders have yet to make about curriculum, materials, assessments, technology, and a host of other issues. PACE’s Sacramento seminar series brings California’s leading researchers together with policymakers for an informed discussion of the many issues facing California’s education system, and for thoughtful analysis of the difficult policy choices facing our state.
All PACE seminars are held at UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (lower level), Sacramento from 11:30-1:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP/give notice of cancellation no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar – by 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday: Nick Romley at firstname.lastname@example.org (916-557-9745).
Julia E. Koppich, J. Koppich & Associates
Daniel C. Humphrey, SRI International
Martin Carnoy, Stanford University
Thomas Dee, Stanford University
Jane Robb, California Teachers Association
Courtney Malloy, Vital Research, LLC
Sean Reardon, Stanford University
Ritu Khanna, SFUSD
Neal Finkelstein, WestEd
Julie Marsh, University of Southern California
Katharine Strunk, University of Southern California
Jorge Ruiz de Velasco and Kara Dukakis, John Gardner Center at Stanford University