Monthly Archives: June 2010


Bringing the Common Core to California: A Discussion

We have published the supporting materials for our June 10th seminar, Bringing the Common Core to California: A Discussion.

Please follow this link to our Standards and Assessment page.

Webinar for California School Districts Interested in Applying for the Teacher Incentive Fund

The Federal guidelines for the $439 million Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant program have been published, and the deadline for applications is July 6, 2010. PACE and Full Circle Fund are hosting an online webinar for California districts on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 10am Pacific Time. US Department of Education official Jo Anderson, as well as Julia Koppich, one of the leading experts in alternative teacher pay models and author of the “The Guide to the Teacher Incentive Fund for California School Districts” will be discussing TIF and will be available for your questions.

To attend the meeting, click on the registration link (https://cc.readytalk.com/r/562v7oling98) at the time of the conference and dial into the conference call using your phone and the information below:

Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260
Access Code: 8244840

From Resources to Results: LAUSD's Quest for Equity, Autonomy, Transparency and Excellence

On April 27th, PACE and Pivot Learning Partners presented “From Resources to Results: LAUSD’s Quest for Equity, Autonomy, Transparency and Excellence.”  This daylong conference examined the reform efforts of the LAUSD amidst one of the largest budget crisis known to the district.  The panels featured multiple perspectives discussing how resources are allocated to afford greater autonomy for schools, greater budget transparency for the community and greater equity of results for students.

Following are the podcasts of the events:

Overview of LAUSD’s Core Stratergies

Ray Cortines.  Superintendent.  LAUSD. [Podcast unavailable].

Keynote Address

Susanna Loeb. Professor of Education. Stanford University.  Co-Director, PACE.

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LAUSD Spending Analysis Presentation

Jay Chambers.  Senior Research Fellow and Managing Director, American Institutes for Research.

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Panel: School-level Perspective on Transparent Budgeting

Brett Gallini. Director of School Leader recruitment and Selection.  NYC Department of Education.  Former Principal, the Discovery School for Inquiry and Research P.S. 201Q.
Rosemarie Martinez
.  Principal, The Academic Leadership Community at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. LAUSD.
Aaron Townsend
.  Principal, Coliseum College Prep.  Oakland USD.
Facilitator:
Dorothy Harpner, Pivot Learning Partners.

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Panel: District-level Perspective on Transparent Budgeting and the Change Management Process

Judy Elliott.  Chief Academic Officer, LAUSD.
Matt Hill.  Administrative Officer, LAUSD.
Brett Gallini.  Director of School Leader Recruitment and Selection.  NYC Department of Education and Former Principal, The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research P.S. 201Q.
Facilitator: Steve Jubb.  Pivot Learning Partners.

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Panel: Policy implications of Transparent Budgeting

Arun Ramanathan.  Executive Director, EdTrust West.
David Rattray.  SVP Education and Workforce Development, LA Chamber of Commerce.
Dom Summa.  Retired Assistant Executive Director, CTA.
Facilitator: Charles Kerchner.  Research Professor, Claremont Graduate University.

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UPCOMING CONFERENCE. Performance Assessments for 21st Century Skills: Implications for California

We would like to invite you to attend a forum on student performance assessment taking place July 1 in Sacramento. The forum is hosted by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).

The United States’ shrinking graduation rates and slipping ranking on international assessments have prompted the Obama administration to encourage states to develop different student assessments — ones that reliably measure the higher-order thinking that will keep our students competitive in the 21st Century global economy.

A panel of leading education researchers, administrators, educators, funders, and community partners will convene for a daylong forum to discuss assessment policies and practices that support improved student achievement in California.

This forum will take place in Sacramento, and is sponsored by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).  Featured speakers include SCOPE Co-Director Linda Darling-Hammond and PACE Executive Director David N. Plank.

Please come back for further details.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Melinda Nichols: 650.724.2834; nichols4@stanford.edu.