Do the early polls on possible changes to California’s Proposition 13 tell us anything about this controversial and certain to be hotly contested issue?
PACE in the News
CALmatters article by Felicia Mello describes the challenges faced by low-income college students in California and their need for additional support from the state. To provide some of this additional support, recently introduced legislation would add a second year onto California’s existing College Promise Program. Universal programs supporting higher education can be politically popular, as middle-class families are squeezed by college costs.
School safety and college affordability are the most pressing issues in education, California voters said in a new poll led by researchers at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and the independent research group Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).
The annual poll has been conducted since 2012.
Annual poll of California voters, led by researchers at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and the independent research group Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), identified five top education issues:
Californians overwhelmingly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent proposals to increase funding for all levels of education and are optimistic that he and the legislature can work together to accomplish a lot, a new poll found.
A new poll conducted by the University of Southern California in collaboration with the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) shows that California voters view reducing gun violence in schools as the top educational issue facing the state, though there was less agreement on how lawmakers should address the issue. The poll, found reducing gun violence in schools was the top issue for Democratic respondents, and second among Republicans.
A recent poll of 2,000 registered voters released by the nonprofit policy and research organization PACE and the USC Rossier School of Education, ranked making schools safe from gun violence and college affordability the most important education issues in California
The article also cites studies in the Getting Down to Facts reports, released by PACE last fall, which document the need and benefits of early education in the state.
The annual USC Rossier/PACE poll of voters was cited in LA Times reporting on a meeting of California lawmakers with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 mass shooting. The legislators agreed to form a working group to develop and pass gun control laws that can serve as a model for other states and the nation.
The increasing focus on school climate and students' relationships to their peers and their schools is a potentially powerful catalyst for school improvement and student achievement. How to measure school climate and students' social and emotional development with confidence?
For almost six years, six large California school districts have been at the challenging task of measuring school climate and students' sense of themselves as learners every year through surveys of nearly a million students and their teachers and parents.
Education Week article by Evie Blad describes a report coordinated by the CORE-PACE Research Partnership. The report looks at the experiences of the Fresno Unified School District, part of the CORE districts, a group of California school systems that regularly survey students about social-emotional learning competencies, like social awareness. The districts also survey teachers, students, and parents about school climate issues such as safety.