PACE Seminar Series 2014-2015

In the past few years California has adopted a set of educational policies that promise a radical transformation of the state’s education system. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) directs a growing share of budget resources to the schools and students facing the greatest challenges, and shifts control of decisions about how those resources will be used from Sacramento to local education authorities (LEAs). The LCFF turns California’s accountability system upside down, requiring LEAs to work with parents and other local stakeholders to develop Local Control Accountability Plans that measure performance across eight state priorities. California is simultaneously moving forward with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and new assessments aligned to the standards, which are expected to bring about more ambitious instruction by teachers and deeper learning by students.

PACE’s 2014-2015 Sacramento seminar series will feature several presentations that focus on these implementation challenges, along with seminars on other critical issues including charter schools and pre-K education. PACE seminars bring California’s leading education 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.

With the noted exception of two seminars, the PACE seminars in this series will be held at UCCS 1130 K Street, Conference Room “A” (Lower Level), Sacramento. (Exceptions: October 24 – UCCS Conference Room “B” (Lower Level), and March 13 – Department of Rehabilitation, 721 Capitol Mall, Conference Room 242 (2nd Floor), Sacramento.) All seminars will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP/give notice of cancellation no later than 48 hours prior by Wednesday: Nick Romley at (916-557-9745).

Milbrey McLaughlin
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Catherine Augustine, RAND Corporation

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Margaret (Macke) Raymond, The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), Stanford University

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Susanna Loeb, Stanford University; PACE Ben York, Stanford University

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Michal Kurlaender, University of California, Davis; PACE
Jacob Jackson, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Andrea Venezia, Executive Director - EdInsights Nancy Brownell, Senior Fellow, Local Control & Accountability, CA State Board of Education Christina Penna, Associate Superintendent, Secondary Education - Elk Grove Unified School District


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