Podcasts

Our most recent seminars have been recorded and are available for streaming or download. Older seminars are also listed, although audio is not available prior to November 2008. Upcoming seminars can be found on the Seminars page.

On April 27th, PACE and Pivot Learning Partners presented "From Resources to Results: LAUSD's Quest for Equity, Autonomy, Transparency and Excellence." This daylong conference examined the reform efforts of the LAUSD amidst one of the largest budget crisis known to the district. The panels featured multiple perspectives discussing how resources are allocated to afford greater autonomy for schools, greater budget transparency for the community and greater equity of results for students.

Following are the podcasts of the events:

The podcast for our April 23rd seminar "Value-Added Measures of Education Performance: Clearing Away the Smoke and Mirrors" is now available online. The speaker was Douglas N. Harris, Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison.

The podcast of our April 16 seminar "California’s College Graduate Crisis, and What to Do About It" is now available online. The speaker was Martin Carnoy, Vida Jacks Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University.

The podcast of our March 26 seminar “How Testing and Placement Policies Affect Language Minority Students in CA Community Colleges,” is now available online. The speaker was George Bunch, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The podcast of our March 5 seminar “Similar Middle Grades Students, Different Results: Why Some Schools Do Better,” is now available online. The speakers are Mike Kirst, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, and Founding Director of PACE, and Trish Williams, Executive Director of EdSource.

The podcast of our February 26 seminar "Early Learning: Science for Policy Makers," is now available. The speakers are Alison Gopnik, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Psychology, UC Berkeley, and Bruce Fuller, Ph.D., Professor of Education, UC Berkeley.

The podcast of our February 26 seminar "Postsecondary Preparation and Remediation: Examining the Effect of the EAP at CSU" is now available. The speakers are Michal Kurlaender, Assistant Professor of Education policy at the University of California, Davis, and Jessica Howell, Assistant Professor of Economics at California State University, Sacramento.

Our February 12 seminar, "Grading the California High School Exit Exam" is now available for streaming or download. The speaker, Julian Betts, is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, San Diego.

Our recent seminar, The American Diploma Project in California: Findings and Policy Implications, is now available for streaming or download. The seminar featured Herb Fischer, retired San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Marc Frazer, partner with Education First Consulting, Scott Hill, Vice President at School Innovations & Advocacy, Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Associate Director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute and Christine Tell, Director of State Services with Achieve.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar International Teachers in California Schools by Lora Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California – Santa Cruz is now available for download.

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