PACE in the News

  • LA Times

    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.

  • FutureEd

    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

    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.

  • Separately, A USC Rossier/PACE poll released today

    A USC Rossier/PACE poll released today finds that 55% of California voters voiced at least some support for changing Proposition 13, the state’s property tax law. During last month’s Los Angeles teachers strike, the law was often cited as a factor that limits increased funding for K-12 schools in California. The poll was taken in early January before the LA teachers strike started.

  • Gun violence in schools and college affordability highest priorities for California voters, poll finds

    The newest edition of the USC Rossier/PACE Poll of 2,000 registered voters, found that reducing gun violence in schools is the top educational issue facing the state. The nonprofit policy and research organization PACE and the USC Rossier School of Education conducted the annual online poll during the first week in January.

  • The Conversation

    PACE research is cited in article about the growing community schools movement. This movement advocates for transforming schools so they become neighborhood hubs that bring together families, educators, government agencies and community groups and organizations to provide all the opportunities and services young people need to thrive. This idea of communities working to improve schooling – and thereby democracy – is a central premise of the growing this movement.

  • School's In from Stanford Radio

    In this podcast of School's In from Stanford Radio, Dan Schwartz, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer, speak with Heather Hough, PhD, the Executive Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), on research-based evidence and education decision makers. Dan starts the conversation by asking, “We produce research that is innovative and changes lives but how do we get it out there?” and “How do we affect policy”.

  • Educationdive

    Education dive features PACE research that address the needs and opportunities for social emotional learning (SEL) to include the role of clubs and other after-school activities that help to broaden and extend social-emotional skills such as empathy and communication.

  • California Community Colleges Podcast - Episode 19 Transcript

    PACE Executive Director Heather Hough and Samantha Tran, Senior Managing Director of Education Policy at Children Now, discuss early childhood education on the California Community College's Chancellor's Office Podcast. The podcast was hosted by Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

  • EdSource

    The EdSource staff asked several education leaders to comment on what they think Gov. Jerry Brown’s most important contributions to education reforms in California have been, what major education issues remain unaddressed, and what they are hoping for from incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    Senior PACE Advisors Carl Cohn and David Plank contributed to this article.


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