New Reports

Tom Luschei

Despite California’s great wealth, child poverty places a drag on the state’s educational performance. Disadvantaged children—including English learners, foster children, and the poor—do not receive the educational attention and services that they require to be successful. Although California’s Local Control Funding Formula recognizes this challenge, schools and districts have struggled to identify effective solutions to educate disadvantaged children.

Heather Hough, Jason Willis, Alicia Grunow, Kelsey Krausen, Sylvia Kwon, Laura Steen Mulfinger, Sandra Park

Calls for “continuous improvement” in California’s K-12 education system are central to current discussions about school improvement in the state. Yet, definitions of continuous improvement vary, and knowledge of what continuous improvement looks like in practice is limited. To advance the conversation, this brief helps to define continuous improvement both in theory and in practice.

Career Opportunities

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic and administrative leadership as it continues its efforts to reach new audiences and expand its influence within California’s education policy system. Since 1983, PACE has played a unique and essential role in California, bridging the gap between the academic research community and policy-makers. We are seeking candidates who will continue to advance and strengthen PACE’s reputation for high-quality academic contributions to policy and practice while deepening the organization’s engagement in the hard work of policy debate and policy change.

Fulfilling the Promise of the Local Control Funding Formula

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Research and Policy Conference

Friday, February 2, 2018
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento


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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