PACE Seminar Series 2013-2014

After several years of fiscal crisis and policy stagnation, California has entered a new era of rapid and dramatic change in the education system. The voters’ approval of Proposition 30 in November 2012 has begun to reverse the financial damage done to California schools by years of budget cuts. The introduction of the Local Control Funding Formula not only changes the way California distributes resources among school districts but also greatly increases the power of local school boards to decide how resources will be used. The implementation of the Common Core State Standards over the next several years will reward more ambitious instruction by teachers and deeper learning by students.

These changes promise to move California’s education system forward, but their impact will ultimately depend on policy choices that state and local leaders have yet to make about curriculum, materials, assessments, technology, and a host of other issues. PACE’s Sacramento seminar series brings California’s leading researchers together with policymakers for an informed discussion of the many issues facing California’s education system, and for thoughtful analysis of the difficult policy choices facing our state.

All PACE seminars are held at UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (lower level), Sacramento from 11:30-1:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP/give notice of cancellation no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar – by 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday: Nick Romley at (916-557-9745).

Dan HumphreyJulia Koppich
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Julia E. Koppich, J. Koppich & Associates
Daniel C. Humphrey, SRI International

Martin Carnoy, Stanford University
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Martin Carnoy, Stanford University

Thomas Dee, Stanford University
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Thomas Dee, Stanford University

Courtney Malloy, University of Southern CaliforniaJane Robb, California Teachers Association
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Jane Robb, California Teachers Association
Courtney Malloy, Vital Research, LLC

Sean Reardon, Stanford University, and Ritu Khanna, SFUSD
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Sean Reardon, Stanford University
Ritu Khanna, SFUSD

Neal Finkelstein, WestEd
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Neal Finkelstein, WestEd

Katharine StrunkJulie Marsh
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Julie Marsh, University of Southern California
Katharine Strunk, University of Southern California

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Jorge Ruiz de Velasco and Kara Dukakis, John Gardner Center at Stanford University

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am


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