Past Events

Mar
26
2020
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
Location

In California, over 60% of high school students enroll in college after graduation. Yet, less than half of these students successfully finish college six years later. Across the state, efforts to improve the transition to college abound in policy and in practice. In this seminar, we will present a comprehensive overview of California’s college readiness metrics and new statewide data on college persistence and completion.

Mar
10
2020
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
1:00pm to 2:00pm

This webinar was the third in a three-part webinar series on special education featuring new research on the status of special education in California and paths forward for organizing schools to better support students with disabilities. This webinar will cover Differentiated Assistance, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Interagency Collaboration, and Lessons from Other States in Support of Students with Disabilities. 

Mar
5
2020
Date
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

This webinar was the second in a three-part webinar series on special education featuring new research on the status of special education in California and paths forward for organizing schools to better support students with disabilities. This webinar covered Universally Designed Teaching, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Shortages, and Teacher Development.

The presenters in this webinar included the following: 

Feb
27
2020
Date
Thursday, February 27, 2020
1:00pm to 2:00pm

This webinar was the first of a three-part webinar series on special education featuring new research on the status of special education in California and paths forward for organizing schools to better support students with disabilities. This webinar covered issues related to transitions into and out of special education services for students: Early Identification,

Feb
11
2020
Date
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Dual enrollment enables students to take college courses while they are still in high school, which makes it more likely that they will graduate from high school and that they will also enroll and succeed in college. But a new report finds that while more than 51,000 high school students in California participate in dual enrollment programs — 1 in 8 — the opportunity to do so is not currently available to most high school students.

Feb
7
2020
Date
Friday, February 7, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814

PACE’s annual conference brings together nearly 300 California policymakers, researchers, and education leaders to discuss new research and approaches to improving educational outcomes for California’s students, from early childhood through higher education.

Jan
10
2020
Date
Friday, January 10, 2020
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

By investing more than $2 billion in early childhood education, Governor Gavin Newsom has placed early learning high on California’s education policy agenda. Early learning programs represent the initial rung of the state’s education ladder, but many questions remain. What happens following preschool to sustain learning gains? To what extent do early learning programs align with early elementary grades in areas such as instruction and teacher professional development? What are the challenges in creating alignment?

Dec
13
2019
Date
Friday, December 13, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) fosters accountability through districts’ use of Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and District Dashboard metrics aligned to the state priorities. The state’s new system of support is designed to assist districts whose Dashboard results have fallen short of expectations and is intended to advance both equity and excellence by helping districts shift from a culture of compliance to one of support and continuous improvement.

Nov
22
2019
Date
Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Location

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
175 Boalt Hall
2770 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join PACE and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education for a special event on November 22, 2019: Toward a Vision of Equity in College Access: Re-evaluating College Admissions.

Nov
8
2019
Date
Friday, November 8, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

In this seminar, Pivot Learning will discuss two case studies aimed at better understanding the ways in which California districts’ budget challenges impact their ability to serve students. The cases explore this impact in two unique locations: the Sacramento City Unified School District and Marin County. These reports find that, in Sacramento, increasing health care costs and poor business practices have led to deficit spending and cuts to programs and services.