Monthly Archives: December 2009


December 11 Seminar Podcast

pace seminarOur recent seminar, The American Diploma Project in California: Findings and Policy Implications, is now available for streaming or download. The seminar featured Herb Fischer, retired San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Marc Frazer, partner with Education First Consulting, Scott Hill, Vice President at School Innovations & Advocacy, Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Associate Director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute and Christine Tell, Director of State Services with Achieve.

The ADP has sought to strengthen alignment between standards and expectations in K-12 schools and post-secondary education and training. In the first year the ADP has worked toward agreement on a common standard of readiness for non-remedial college coursework across the three segments of California’s higher education system, with a particular focus on the augmented CST that students take as part of CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP). Members of the ADP team discuss progress to date and next steps in the effort to ensure that more California students are prepared for success in college and careers. The speakers were introduced by PACE Executive Director David N. Plank.

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Teacher Pay Reform

David Plank and Jeff Camp made a presentation to the annual meeting of the California School Boards Association in San Diego on December 4, 2009.  Their session was entitled “Teacher Pay Reform:  Are you ready to innovate?”  Slides from their session are available here.