For the past year or so, PACE has been the home of the California Diploma Project, which brings together eight signatories representing the multiple segments of California’s fragmented education system to work on strengthening alignment and coherence across levels and institutions. In April, the signatories endorsed a statement recognizing satisfactory performance on the augmented 11th grade CST that is part of the Early Assessment Program as a common indicator of readiness for non-remedial, credit-bearing baccalaureate-level work in all of California’s colleges and universities.
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For nearly 30 years PACE has worked to sponsor a productive conversation about the education policy choices facing California, by bringing academic research to bear on the key policy questions and challenges facing our state. We have done this in traditional ways, by publishing policy briefs and convening seminars and conferences in Sacramento and throughout California. For years PACE’s signature publication was Conditions of Education in California, which provided an annual compendium of data and analysis on the current state of California’s education system.
Often missing in the public discourse about immigration is the 1982 landmark Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe. Relying on the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, the Court ruled that undocumented children could not be denied a public education due to their immigration status. Presently, the Plyler decision protects the educational rights of approximately 1.5 million children under 18 years of age . The educational rights of approximately 65,000 undocumented students expire every year when they graduate from the nation's high schools.