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Getting Down To Facts

Five Years Later

This report commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Getting Down To Facts project, which sought to provide a thorough and reliable analysis of the critical challenges facing California’s education system as the necessary basis for an informed discussion of policy changes aimed at improving the performance of California schools and students. The report focuses on the four key issues that received emphasis in the Getting Down to Facts studies: governance, finance, personnel, and data systems.

Welcome Jack O'Connell, School Innovations and Advocacy
Getting Down to Facts: Five years later
  Introduction Susanna Loeb, Stanford University
  Governance Richard Welsh and Dominic Brewer, University of Southern California Presentation
  Finance Heather Rose, University of California – Davis Presentation
  Teachers and Leaders Jennifer Imazeki, California State University, San Diego Presentation
  Data Systems David Plank, Policy Analysis for California Education
Getting Down to Facts: Then and now
  Moderator: John Fensterwald, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
  Panelists: Susanna Cooper, Office of the President Pro Tem, California Senate
Erin Gabel, Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rick Simpson, Office of the Speaker, California Assembly
Getting Down to Facts: Public opinion
  Mark Baldassare, Public Policy Institute of California
  Dan Schnur, University of Southern California