Sep 10 2019, 12:30 PM EDT

California’s Positive Outliers: Promising District Approaches for Achieving Educational Equity

September 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Citizen Hotel, Metropolitan Terrace
926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

In an era of landmark education reforms and investments, a number of California’s school districts are achieving extraordinary results with students across racial and socioeconomic groups.

On September 10, join the Learning Policy Institute and leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners for a deeper look into several of these “positive outlier” districts and their vision, initiatives, and practices. The event will feature the release of a new Learning Policy Institute report, Closing the Opportunity Gap: How Positive Outlier Districts in California Are Pursuing Equitable Access to Deeper Learning, and will highlight education exemplars to spur dialogue about how California can build upon and expand the promising practices of these extraordinary districts. Topics will include:

  • An overview of student outcomes in seven “positive outlier” districts and the factors associated with their successes
  • A deep dive into the innovative practices and initiatives that districts are using to support learning across a diversity of students
  • Key policy and practice considerations for scaling promising approaches throughout California

This report is a companion to California’s Positive Outliers: Districts Beating the Odds, which was released earlier this year.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by September 5, 2019.

Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. The briefing will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Naomi Ondrasek at

Photo provided with permission by Long Beach Unified School District.