Past Events

Nov
18
2016
Rural District Implementation of Common Core State Standards
Date
Friday, November 18, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

UC Center Sacramento
1130 K Street Conference Room A (Lower Level)
Sacramento, CA

Nearly every county and legislative district in California has a rural and/or small school district. All school districts face challenges in their efforts to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but these issues may be exacerbated among school districts located in under-resourced, isolated regions of the state. Do rural and/or small districts in California face unique challenges to CCSS implementation due to their size and location? Do capacity limitations related to central office staffing, budget, and geography limit their ability to provide comprehensive support for principals and teachers? Do rural districts have access to the same kinds of support services as the average district? Are rural districts limited by size and sparseness of services? Are the implementation challenges of rural districts sufficiently different from those of suburban and urban district to require special attention? In this seminar Tom Timar examines these questions, discusses the responses of rural and/or small districts to overcome the limitations that size and geography have imposed on them, and proposes solutions to overcome these limitations.

Nov
9
2016
Date
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: UCCS 1130 K Street Conference Room A (Lower Level), Sacramento

This special seminar is co-hosted by PACE and the Partnership for Children & Youth.

Oct
14
2016
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: UCCS 1130 K Street Conference Room A (Lower Level), Sacramento

Aug
19
2016
Date
Friday, August 19, 2016
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location

UC Center Sacramento Room A (lower level) -
1130 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes sweeping changes to the way school performance is measured. Using the innovative measurement system developed by the CORE Districts in California, our CORE-PACE Research Partnership will present the research findings from, "Identity Crisis: Multiple Measures and the Identification of Schools under ESSA."

Jul
5
2016
Date
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
12:00pm to 12:00pm

Heather Hough and Joe Witte, PACE
Noah Bookman, CORE Districts

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, California state policymakers are tasked with determining the subgroup threshold for school-level reporting. To inform this decision, this policy brief explores the implications of utilizing various subgroup sizes using data from the CORE Districts. The authors find that the 20+ subgroup size presents clear advantages in terms of the number of students represented, particularly in making historically underserved student populations visible.

Apr
15
2016
Date
Friday, April 15, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (lower level), Sacramento

Mar
11
2016
Date
Friday, March 11, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (lower level), Sacramento

Feb
29
2016
Date
Monday, February 29, 2016
9:00am to 11:30am

Venue: CA Secretary of State Office Building – Auditorium, 1500 – 11th Street, Sacramento

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David Plank, Executive Director of PACE
Deborah Kong, President of Early Edge California
Meera Mani, Director of Children, Families and Communities Program of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Feb
19
2016
Date
Friday, February 19, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: Dept. of Rehabilitation 721 Capitol Mall, Room 242

Jan
22
2016
Date
Friday, January 22, 2016
11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (lower level), Sacramento