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December 7, 2021

Webinar: From Evidence to Improved Student Outcomes: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice

Hosted by the Learning Policy Institute, California Education Partners, Children Now, and PACE

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How can policymakers design evidence-based policy that improves student outcomes and access to educational opportunity? How can researchers and practitioners collaborate effectively to implement evidence-based, data-driven interventions, close achievement gaps, and address disparities in school discipline? Researchers, policymakers, and educators attempt to address issues like these all the time while also making timely and effective connections between research, policy, and practice.

This webinar featured leaders in education research, policy, and practice who discussed the challenges and opportunities to bridge the divide and put evidence into practice to improve outcomes for students, and described strategies being developed in California to bring evidence to bear for the benefit of children.


  • Tanya Lieberman, Chief Consultant, Assembly Education Committee
  • Alix Gallagher, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PACE
  • Naomi Ondrasek, Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute
  • Laura Schwalm, Chief of Staff, California Education Partners
  • Samantha Tran, Senior Managing Director, Education Policy, Children Now (Facilitator)