PACE Event

Getting Down To Facts II

Implications for Southern California

More than 100 researchers from across the nation have focused their attention on the current status of California’s schools as part of the Getting Down to Facts II project. This fall, the project released 36 detailed studies that examined progress and challenges in student success and provide a comprehensive overview of the state’s preK-12 finance, personnel, and governance systems.

This event is designed to enable education influencers in the Los Angeles area to engage directly with leading education researchers and local system leaders, and to discuss how this evidence informs efforts to advance equity in Southern California. Topic areas of focus will include:

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Edley, Jr.
  • Promising practices in LCFF and LCAP implementation in Southern California
  • Policies to support English Language Learners
  • Data use for improvement and accountability
  • Equity issues in special education
  • Results from the PACE/USC Rossier Poll on education issues from Los Angeles area voters

The keynote address will be delivered by Christopher Edley, Jr., President and Co-Founder of the Opportunity Institute and Hon. William H. Orrick, Jr. Professor of Law, and Former Dean U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Chris was a co-author of the Getting Down to Facts II Summary Report and he serves as a Faculty Director of PACE. He will speak on Getting Down to Equity research findings to advance equity in Southern California.

This conference is jointly hosted by PACE with the Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance (CEPEG) at the USC Rossier School of Education, and the California Community Foundation.