PACE Event

Fulfilling the Promise of the Local Control Funding Formula

PACE’s annual research and policy conference is the premier event for policymakers, researchers, advocates and local education leaders who are working to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in California’s education system.

Our 2018 full-day conference will focus on three key education policy issues: ensuring educational equity under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), rethinking policy and practice in special education, and strengthening alignment between California’s pre–K and K–12 education systems.

Registered participants will learn about key policy debates and research-based best practices through conference plenaries and workshops. We will also release findings from the new 2018 PACE/USC-Rossier public opinion poll on education issues facing California.

Presenters include:

  • Eloy Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
  • Michael W. Kirst, President, California State Board of Education
  • Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University.

Eloy Oakley on Strengthening the California Community Colleges to meet California’s needs

Michael Kirst on California’s 2018-19 Budget 

Susanna Loeb on Getting Down to Facts II: Progress Report

Janelle Scott on Leveraging LCFF Resources to Advance Equity

Al Mijares on Leveraging LCFF Resources to Advance Equity

Stephen McMahon and Nancy Albarrán on Leveraging LCFF Resources to Advance Equity

Julie Marsh - The Equity Promise of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Ryan J. Smith on Advancing Equity Under LCFF

Sean Tanner - Money and Freedom The Impact of California’s School Finance Reform

Jorge Aguilar on SCUSD Core Value

Deborah Stipek on Development and Research on Early Math Education (DREME)

Cynthia Coburn on Fostering Prek – 3 Alignment and Continuity in Mathematics

Bill Koski Why “Rethink” Special Education in California

Michele Bowers on Rethinking Special Education

Kristin Wright on CA Special Education

Lauren Lindstrom on Rethinking Special Education

Paul Warren on Special Education