State Policies to Advance English Learners’ Experiences and Outcomes in California’s Schools, one of 36 reports in Getting Down to Facts II, cited in EdSource article by Zaidee Stavely on new training resources supporting California preschool teachers to help bilingual children prepare for kindergarten.
PACE in the News
Is the college admissions process about merit?
In a recent article from The Conversation, USC researchers Morgan Polikoff, Jerome Lucido, and Julie Renee Posselt, state that “merit” is more complicated than the public thinks. For universities, building a student body is not only about identifying the most academically accomplished students. Universities also rely on offices of admissions to protect their financial bottom lines and to project a certain image.
California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
PACE research is featured in a repository on chronic absenteeism created by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE). The collaborative offers toolkits, materials and other resources.
Anthony Reardon, Speaker of the California Assembly
The California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education released its draft recommendations which quotes PACE’s Getting Down to Facts II report, Early Childhood Education in California.
USC Rossier School of Education
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.
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.