PACE Event

From Resources to Results

LAUSD's Quest for Equity, Autonomy, Transparency and Excellence

This daylong conference sponsored by PACE and Pivot Learning Partners examines the reform efforts of the Los Angeles Unified School District amidst one of the largest budget crisis known to the district. The panels feature multiple perspectives discussing how resources are allocated to afford greater autonomy for schools, greater budget transparency for the community and greater equity of results for students.

Overview of LAUSD's Core Strategies

Keynote Address

  • Susanna Loeb, Professor of Education, Stanford University and Co-Director, PACE

LAUSD Spending Analysis Presentation

  • Jay G. Chambers, Senior Research Fellow and Managing Director, American Institutes for Research

Panel: School-level Perspective on Transparent Budgeting

  • Brett Gallini, Director of School Leader recruitment and Selection, NYC Department of Education and Former Principal, the Discovery School for Inquiry and Research P.S. 201Q
  • Rosemarie Martinez, Principal, The Academic Leadership Community at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. LAUSD
  • Aaron Townsend, Principal, Coliseum College Prep. Oakland USD
  • Dorothy Harpner, Pivot Learning Partners

Panel: District-level Perspective on Transparent Budgeting and the Change Management Process

  • Judy Elliot, Chief Academic Officer, LAUSD
  • Matt Hill, Administrative Officer, LAUSD
  • Brett Gallini, Director of School Leader Recruitment and Selection. NYC Department of Education and Former Principal, The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research P.S. 201Q
  • Steve Jubb, Director of Innovation and District Redesign, Pivot Learning Partner

Panel: Policy implications of Transparent Budgeting

  • Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director, Education Trust—West
  • David Rattray, Executive Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dom Summa, Retired Assistant Executive Director, California Teachers Association
  • Charles Kerchner, Research Professor, Claremont Graduate University