Our most recent seminars have been recorded and are available for streaming or download. Older seminars are also listed, although audio is not available prior to November 2008. Upcoming seminars can be found on the Seminars page.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “What Now? Improving Schools Within Budget Constraints” featuring W. Norton Grubb of the University of California, Berkeley.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Designing Categorical Grants to Support Student Learning” featuring Lawrence O. Picus with comments by John Mockler is now available.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Effects of the California High School Exit Exam on Student Achievement and Graduation” featuring Sean F. Reardon and Michal Kurlaender is now available.

Nancy Shulock directs the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at Sacramento State, which produces policy research intended to enhance public policy for California higher education. California’s community colleges serve nearly three-quarters of public postsecondary enrollments in the state and are therefore critical to any effort to meet today’s needs for a highly educated workforce and citizenry. State public policies create the conditions under which the colleges operate to serve students’ needs and contribute to the economy. In this presentation, Ms.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Making Policy Matter: Why Have Accountability and Assessment Policies Failed to Close the Equity Gaps in Higher Education?” featuring Estela Mara Bensimon and Alicia C. Dowd from the University of Southern California, is now available. Although policy makers have been talking about and drafting policies to address inequities in student higher education experiences and outcomes for decades, problems of racial-ethnic inequities have proven to be intractable under current accountability and assessment policies.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Student-Based Funding in Oakland and San Francisco: Implementation and Policy Implications” is now available. The Feb 13th seminar featured Jay Chambers, Larisa Shambaugh and Jesse Levin from the American Institutes For Research presenting findings from their recent study of the implementation of a weighted student funding system in two California school districts.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “From Values to Public Judgment on K-12 Education Reform in California” is now available. The January 30th seminar featured Isabella Furth and Heidi Gantwerk from Viewpoint Learning, Inc. discussing a recent project in which they engaged groups of citizens in informed dialogue about the future of California’s K-12 education system and the policy choices that our state faces. The speakers were introduced by PACE's Executive Director David N. Plank.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Funding Student Learning: How to Align Education Resources with Student Learning Goals” is now available. The January 23rd seminar featured Professor Jacob Adams presenting the findings and recommendations of the National Working Group on Funding Student Learning, with comments by Gerry Shelton. The speakers were introduced by PACE's Executive Director David N. Plank.

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Is No Child Left Behind Dead? Crafting an Effective Federal Role in School Reform” is now available. The November 14th seminar featured a round-table discussion to assess NCLB from a variety of perspectives, asking what we have learned since 2001, and can the federal government rethink it historical mission of equalizing education opportunity and results. The speakers included Bruce Fuller, Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Bill Lucia, and Patricia Rucker, with an introduction from PACE's Executive Director David N. Plank.


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