Past Events

Apr
15
2019
Date
Monday, April 15, 2019
11:45am to 11:45am
Location

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

At the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Comparative Education Society in San Francisco, the President of the Society invited Linda Darling-Hammond, Christopher Edley, and David Plank to present a Plenary Session introducing California’s education system to education scholars and leaders from countries around the world.

Apr
12
2019
Date
Friday, April 12, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Since the adoption of the LCFF, California’s public school funding structures have become more straightforward and transparent. Additionally, per pupil spending has increased, but remains below the national average. It’s estimated that in 2016-17, California would have needed to spend about $26 billion, over one third more than it did, to adequately fund public schools.

Mar
8
2019
Date
Friday, March 8, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

California supports the learning of 1.3 million English learner (EL) students and has the highest proportion (21%) of EL students in the nation. With the adoption of the California English Learner Roadmap in 2017 by the State Board of Education and the passage of Prop 58 that repealed limitations on bilingual education programs, state support has grown for improved services for EL students. Consideration of the needs of the diverse EL student population is essential as early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education continue to evolve.

Feb
22
2019
Date
Friday, February 22, 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
Location

California Community Foundation
281 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA

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.

Feb
1
2019
Date
Friday, February 1, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814

The PACE 2019 Annual Conference, Putting Evidence into Action to Advance Equity in California, will be held on February 1, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento. The conference will build on the Getting Down to Facts II research released this fall, which assembled the nation’s top education scholars to investigate the current status of PreK-12 education in California in the areas of student success, governance, personnel, and finance. With this rigorous and comprehensive research as a shared evidence base, participants at this conference will engage with leaders in policy, practice, and research from across the state to discuss the priorities for the future of PK-12 education policy in California.

Jan
18
2019
Date
Friday, January 18, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

In 2014, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1469 requiring teachers and school districts, along with the state government to substantially increase their respective contributions to the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). The state has accrued significant pension debt for an extended time totaling approximately $107 billion, and there is no short-term solution to solving this problem, with projections indicating higher contribution rates will be required through the year 2046.

Jan
11
2019
Date
Friday, January 11, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location

The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Rural school districts face unique challenges in procuring funds, recruiting staff, and obtaining high-quality technical assistance. This environment creates challenges in implementing best practices, including in mathematics instruction. A collaborative learning network can address these challenges by providing access to professional development, collaborative time with peer districts, and economies of scale.

Dec
14
2018
Date
Friday, December 14, 2018
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Public school funding is a complex but vital area of interest in California. In this seminar, the challenges of financing public education are highlighted in two areas: funding for facility maintenance and modernization, and special education for students with disabilities. California’s vast inventory of current public school facilities vary widely in age and condition, and estimates for California’s public school facility maintenance and modernization over the next ten years top $100 billion.

Dec
10
2018
Date
Monday, December 10, 2018
11:00am to 12:00pm

Leading experts and practitioners discuss the state’s ambitious goals of expanding high-quality early education and care statewide. In a conversation moderated by EdSource’s Louis Freedberg, learn more about California’s constraints and opportunities. The webinar, part of an ongoing series of deeper dives into the Getting Down to Facts research released earlier this year, is co-sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and the Learning Policy Institute.

Nov
16
2018
Date
Friday, November 16, 2018
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Once a national leader in early childhood education, California faces unique challenges in addressing the educational and developmental needs of the nearly 24 million children ages five and younger. Compared to the rest of the United States, twice as many of these children live in families without a parent fluent in English, and an additional one in five live in poverty. Providing these students and families with high-quality preschool lays the foundation for future learning and is shown to improve academic and life outcomes.

Oct
15
2018
Date
Monday, October 15, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm

Leading experts and practitioners discuss the state’s ambitious goals of expanding high-quality early education and care statewide. In a conversation moderated by EdSource’s Louis Freedberg, learn more about California’s constraints and opportunities.

The webinar, part of an ongoing series of deeper dives into the Getting Down to Facts research released earlier this year, is co-sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and the Learning Policy Institute.

Sep
7
2018
Date
Friday, September 7, 2018
9:30am to 2:15pm

Policy Analysis for California Education and the Learning Policy Institute invite you to an event on how schools can be organized to support the whole child, featuring a series of panels with leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.

May
30
2018
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:00am to 10:30am

In this webinar, researchers and practitioners in the CORE districts will discuss both SEL measurement and practice, based on this just-released report and new quantitative work coming soon on the validity of the SEL measures used within CORE.

Apr
27
2018
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location

Ontario Convention
Ontario, CA

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), will put the spotlight on education during the Gubernatorial Education Forum. Join this lively discussion, moderated by ABC7 Eyewitness News co-anchor Marc Brown, to learn more about each candidates’ vision for California’s public schools.

Mar
19
2018
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location

Radisson Hotel
Midtown
Los Angeles, CA

The Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance (CEPEG) & Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) invite you to a Policy Forum for Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Feb
2
2018
Date
Friday, February 2, 2018
8:00am to 4:00pm
Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

PACE’s annual research and policy conference is the premier event for policymakers, researchers, advocates and local education leaders who are working to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in California’s education system.

 

Dec
14
2017
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:30am to 1:00pm

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

Nov
14
2017
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:30am to 12:00pm
Location

California State Capitol
1315 10th St
Hearing Room 127
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Invisible California is a new series from Pivot and PACE that highlights the educational needs of some of the most underserved parts of California.

Join us in LA and Sacramento as we discuss the results of our research study on the educational and community landscape of the Antelope Valley, an area of Northern Los Angeles County the size of Rhode Island. The paper focuses on the rapid growth and stunning demographic changes of the school districts and communities of the region.

Jun
22
2017
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Location

California Secretary of State Office Building Auditorium
1500 11th St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is excited to invite you to The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Implementation and Impact Conference. Panels will address three key sets of issues:

  • Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • California’s Infrastructure of Support for Schools and School Districts
  • What Have We Learned After Four Years of LCFF Implementation?
May
19
2017
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:30am to 1:00pm
Location

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

JFF will briefly present key findings from a recently released study on the second year of CCPT implementation (2015-2016) that focuses largely on three issues: changing mindsets about career and technical education, improving communication among stakeholders, and building sustainable regional networks. The seminar will highlight CCPT implementation successes and challenges through the lens of regional career pathway development, particularly the connections between school districts and community colleges and ideas for strengthening them.

Apr
21
2017
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30am to 1:00pm

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

Mar
10
2017
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
11:30am to 1:00pm

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

Feb
24
2017
Date
Friday, February 24, 2017
11:30am to 1:00pm

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

Jan
27
2017
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location

Sheraton Grand Sacramento‎ Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

PACE’s inaugural conference is the premier event for policymakers, researchers, advocates and other leaders working to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement of California’s education system.

Our 2017 full-day conference will engage with three key education policy issues: school funding adequacy, teacher policies and cross-system-alignment. Registered participants will learn about the key policy debates and research based best-practices through conference plenaries and workshops.

Jan
27
2017
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00am to 5:30pm

PACE’s inaugural conference is the premier event for policymakers, researchers, advocates and other leaders working to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement of California’s education system.