Getting Down to Facts II combines 36 studies that explore a broad swath of K–12 policy topics central to school equity. Among some of the report’s findings: Large accountability gaps persist; students are behind before they even enter kindergarten; data systems aren’t refined enough. And perhaps above all else: funding levels remain short of adequate.
PACE in the News
USC Rossier School of Education
In The 74, writer Kate Stringer reports on how the Long Beach Unified School District and other CORE Districts are tracking students’ growth in both academic and social-emotional skills. Long Beach Unified is part of the CORE-PACE Research Partnership, established in 2015 to focus on research that aims to deepen learning, while sharing lessons more broadly to accelerate improvement across the state.
The Mercury News
The recently released University of Southern California Rossier School of Education/Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) poll was cited by The Mercury News.
The article reports that recent teacher strikes in Oakland and Los Angeles have galvanized public support for educators and won commitments from district officials to raise pay and reduce class sizes.
The annual USC Rossier/PACE poll of Californians’ attitudes about education found that 85 percent of respondents rated “improving education funding” as a high or a very high priority.
ERiC lists the October, 2018 PACE report–The Network Solution: How Rural District Networks Can Drive Continuous Improvement. This report discusses rural networks, specifically Pivot Learning's Rural Professional Learning Network, can cost-effectively provide expertise and build a professional culture.
A new analysis by the Palo Alto-based nonprofit Learning Policy Institute calls for doubling down on efforts to deepen and strengthen “one of the country’s most ambitious equity-focused education reforms.” LPI’s report cites multiple publications from PACE and Getting Down to Facts II.
California’s Promise program is not enough support for many of California's college students.
KQED article describing challenges facing low-income college students cites PACE/USC Rossier poll released this week. In the poll, California voters ranked college affordability as the second-most important education issue for the state, behind gun violence in schools.
In a recently released PACE/Rossier poll, California voters identified reducing gun violence as the top priority for schools in the state. Voters also support addressing college costs, support for teachers’ strikes, holding charter schools accountable, and changing the property tax law to benefit schools.
Orange County Register
In a new poll from PACE/Rossier, California voters said that their top education priority was reducing gun violence in schools, with more than half of respondents saying it was “very important.” College affordability was also identified as a pressing issue in education.
Los Angeles Daily News
School safety and college affordability are the most pressing issues in education, California voters said in a recently released poll.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The Long Beach Press-Telegram quotes a new PACE/Rossier poll of registered California voters that identified key education issues facing the state: