Feb 21 2019, 12:30 PM EST

Reaching for Equity and Excellence: California’s Educational Progress and the Path Ahead

Co-sponsored by the Learning Policy Institute and EdSource

Thursday, February 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I St, Sacramento, CA

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California’s transition to a new governor and state superintendent of public instruction provides an opportunity to take stock of the state’s landmark education reforms and investments. On February 21, join the Learning Policy Institute and EdSource for an in-depth look into California’s progress towards education equity and excellence. The event will feature the release of a new Learning Policy Institute report, The California Way: The Golden State’s Quest to Build an Equitable and Excellent Education System, and will include a series of panels with leading researchers, policymakers, advocates, organizers, and practitioners. The event is designed to highlight education exemplars in California and spur dialogue among stakeholders about progress, challenges, and next steps for California. Topics will include:

  • An overview of California’s shift to a more equitable, well-rounded, and community-centered k-12 funding and accountability system
  • The critical role that new standards, assessments, and investments have played in reshaping education in California
  • A look at exemplary practices that can inform and guide future progress
  • Next steps for California education policy and practice, to deepen and extend progress towards equity and excellence

Speakers will include:

  • Tom Armelino, Executive Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President, Learning Policy Institute
  • Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District
  • Louis Freedberg, Executive Director, EdSource
  • Roberta Furger, Senior Writer and Director of Storytelling, Learning Policy Institute
  • Laura Hernandez, Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
  • Heather Hough, Executive Director, Policy Analysis for California Education
  • Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
  • John Kim, Executive Director, Advancement Project California
  • Mike Kirst, President, State Board of Education
  • Aurea Montes-Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Community Coalition
  • Patrick O’Donnell, California State Assembly (D-Long Beach)
  • David Rattray, Executive Vice President, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Patrick Shields, Executive Director, Learning Policy Institute
  • Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

Additional speakers to be announced.

Registration will open at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m.
A light breakfast and boxed lunches will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Naomi Ondrasek at nondrasek@learningpolicyinstitute.org.