Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center based at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California – Davis. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training. PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California’s leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California.

Founded in 1983, PACE

  • Publishes policy briefs, research reports, and working papers that address key policy issues in California’s education system
  • Convenes seminars and briefings that make current research accessible to policy audiences throughout California
  • Provides expert testimony on educational issues to legislative committees and other policy audiences
  • Works with local school districts and professional associations on projects aimed at supporting policy innovation, data use, and rigorous evaluation

For a short history of PACE’s first 25 years click here

PACE Offices

Stanford Graduate School of Education
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall, CERAS Room 401, Stanford CA 94305-3001
(650) 724-2832

Rossier School of Education
University of Southern California
3470 Trousdale Parkway, Waite Phillips Hall 904C, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4039

School of Education
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

PACE is represented in Sacramento by Jack O’Connell and Gerry Shelton of Capitol Advisors Group, LLC


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PACE thanks these funders and sponsors for their financial support