PACE Seminar Series 2012-2013
Despite the unprecedented fiscal crisis now battering California’s schools and universities, the urgency of comprehensive reform in California’s education system has not diminished. California had fallen behind other states on many key indicators of educational performance before the current crisis arrived. Doing the same things in the same way with dramatically reduced resources will not produce success for the state’s students and schools.
As the Governor’s Committee on Educational Excellence and others have made clear, California will ultimately have to spend more—not less—on our education system if we hope to achieve the ambitious goals we have set for our students, and ensure the future prosperity of our state. For now, though, California will have to use the resources we have more efficiently and effectively to sustain recent improvements in the performance of our schools.
The need for new thinking and policy innovation is greater than ever. PACE’s Sacramento seminar series brings California’s leading researchers together with policy makers for an informed discussion of the many issues facing California’s education system, and for thoughtful analysis of the difficult policy choices facing our state.
Unless otherwise noted, all PACE seminars are held at UCCS Conference Room A, 1130 K Street (basement level), Sacramento from 11:30-1:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided, so where possible please RSVP/give notice of cancellation no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar – by 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday: Nick Romley at firstname.lastname@example.org (916-557-9745).
Daniel Solorzano, University of California, Los Angeles
Amanda Datnow, University of California, San Diego
Svetlana Darche of WestEd
David Stern of the University of California Berkeley
Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, University of California, Berkeley
Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University
Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University
Heather Hough, Public Policy Institute of California
Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California
Russell Rumberger, University of California, Santa Barbara
Charles Taylor Kerchner, Claremont Graduate University
Sean Reardon, Stanford University