Past Events

Jun
11
2020
Early COVID-19 Response in California School Districts
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm

The rapid onset of the health and economic crisis accompanying COVID-19 has presented an array of challenges for school districts and county offices across California. To aid in both local and state decision-making, Pivot Learning and PACE have been documenting promising practices at school districts in California. In this webinar, researchers and local superintendents will highlight how two districts initially addressed students’ immediate needs and how they are approaching strategic planning for the months ahead.

Jun
2
2020
What Parents Can Expect and Policymakers Can Do
Date
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a conversation, co-sponsored by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the Learning Policy Institute, about education during COVID-19 including the challenges and opportunities ahead as schools and families prepare for a new academic year.  What policies and practices can help ensure equitable and effective re-opening? What might learning and classrooms look like in the future?

May
21
2020
Reopening Schools in the Fall Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date
Thursday, May 21, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads throughout the country and containment measures are implemented by authorities, every facet of American life has been upended—including education. Virtually all schools in the United States will remain closed through the end of the current academic year, which has required teachers, students, and parents alike to rapidly adapt to a new remote learning environment.

May
8
2020
Date
Friday, May 8, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location

Even before COVID-19 dramatically changed the context of teaching and learning in California and across the country, there was a growing consensus in education that schools can and should attend to students’ social-emotional development. In this webinar, researchers will share new evidence showing that improvements in students’ social-emotional skills can be an effective strategy for improving academic and behavioral outcomes, and that teachers and schools can play an important role in helping students develop these skills.

Apr
28
2020
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm

With the economy in decline and millions out of work, funding for education—which is heavily dependent on personal and corporate earnings and spending—is expected to be significantly reduced in 2020-21. California’s per pupil spending is already well below the national average, and this financial impact will come at a time when our schools need more money, not less, to serve our state’s children and youth. The goal of this webinar is to build understanding about the challenges to come and suggest how state and local policy can mitigate the impact on teaching and learning.

Apr
3
2020
Date
Friday, April 3, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Improving education equity is one of the most important goals of California's education system, and undergirds the state's policy structures, including how money is allocated to districts and how districts and schools are held accountable for student outcomes. However, the state's current measurement approach, like most across the county, is insufficient for understanding the extent to which our education systems are providing equitable opportunities for California's students.

Mar
26
2020
New Research on Statewide College Outcomes and District Approaches for Improvement
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am

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
Developing Systems to Support Schools to Serve Students with Disabilities
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
Building Capacity to Teach Students with Disabilities
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
Transitions into and out of Special Education
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,