Past Events

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.

Nov
6
2019
Date
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
9:00am to 10:00am

Since 2014-15, the CORE districts have surveyed students in grades 4-12 on their social-emotional learning (SEL). School and district leaders use these measures in the context of CORE’s multiple measures data system to understand and improve student and school outcomes. Because SEL measurement at scale is so new nationally, studying the properties of these measures and their use has been a strong focus research coordinated by the CORE-PACE Research Partnership.

Oct
4
2019
Date
Friday, October 4, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

In line with LCFF and California’s ESSA plan, districts and schools across the state are increasingly seeking to use continuous improvement to identify areas of focus and to shape their approach to addressing performance gaps and improve student outcomes. For many districts, this raises two critical questions: 1) How do we support educators in learning continuous improvement? And 2) What school and district conditions facilitate continuous improvement work? As part of its work in the CORE-PACE Research Partnership, PACE spent the 2018-19 school year studying improvement efforts in the CORE districts and how the CORE capability-building programs and other supports are helping their districts and school take up continuous improvement. In this seminar, Alix Gallagher (PACE) will present lessons learned about these critical questions from the most recent research report and case studies, and Rick Miller (CORE districts) will discuss how these findings are influencing CORE’s approach moving forward.

Jun
11
2019
Date
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10:00am to 11:00am
Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The costs of employee and retiree health and welfare benefits have increased rapidly in recent years and districts require employees to pay relatively little of these costs. As a consequence, the cost of these benefits represent a growing share of district budgets. Many districts have accumulated large unfunded liabilities in the form of health benefits promised to their retirees. These financial pressures divert resources from other district priorities and may become worse if revenues stagnate or decline.

May
30
2019
Date
Thursday, May 30, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm

A key aspect of California’s new policy approach is a multiple measures data system that includes local measures of school performance. As school districts across California consider what to measure and how to measure it, there is much to be learned from the CORE districts. In this webinar, PACE will highlight two of CORE’s innovative data approaches: their school impact model and student surveys of social-emotional learning.