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PACE 2020 Annual Conference

Policy Analysis for California Education

Friday, February 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

PACE 2020 Annual Conference

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Register now for PACE's Annual Conference: Evidence to Advance Equity and Excellence in California’s Cradle-to-Career Vision

PACE’s annual conference will bring together nearly 300 California policymakers, researchers, and education leaders to discuss new research and approaches to improving educational outcomes for California’s students, from early childhood through higher education.

Don’t miss these highlights: 



  • Results from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier Poll, a survey of California’s electorate on how they perceive the challenges facing the state’s education system

Breakouts on:

  • Securing Education Resources to Finance California's Future
  • Improving Quality in Early Childhood Education
  • Organizing Schools to Serve Students with Disabilities
  • Supporting Schools and Districts in Continuous Improvement
  • Making College Affordability a Reality for California Students

Full agenda here.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children's Trust
  • Alix Gallagher, Director of Research Practice Partnerships, PACE
  • Karen Symms Gallagher, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education
  • Tammeil Gilkerson, President, Laney College
  • Malati Gopal, Analyst, Fresno Unified School District
  • Mari Guillermo, Project Coordinator, Interwork Institute, San Diego State University
  • Carrie Hahnel, independent consultant
  • Heather Hough, Executive Director, PACE
  • Dan Humphrey, independent consultant
  • Nancy Hunt, Professor Emerita, Cal State Los Angeles, and Discipline Director, Special Education, California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
  • Hayin Kimner, independent consultant
  • Jacob Kirksey, Doctoral Candidate, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
  • Kelsey Krausen, Senior Research Associate, Comprehensive School Assistance Program, WestEd
  • Michal Kurlaender, Professor of Education Policy, University of California, Davis; Faculty Director, PACE
  • Rachel Lambert, Assistant Professor in Special Education and Mathematics Education, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
  • Johanna Lacoe, Research Director, California Policy Lab
  • Lauren Lindstrom, Professor and Dean of the School of Education, UC Davis
  • Patricia Lozano, Executive Director, Early Edge California
  • Ed Manansala, Superintendent of Schools, El Dorado County Office of Education
  • Meera Mani, Director of Children, Families and Communities, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Julie Marsh, Professor of Education Policy, USC Rossier School of Education; Faculty Director, PACE
  • Fred McFarlane, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education, San Diego State University
  • Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Partners in School Innovation
  • Scott Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Kidango
  • Jeannie Myung, Director of Policy Research, PACE
  • Naomi Ondrasek, Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute
  • Patrick Perry, Division Chief of Policy, Research & Data, California Student Aid Commission
  • Morgan Polikoff, Associate Professor of Education, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Ron Powell, RJ Powell Consultants
  • Cecilia Rios-Aguilar Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion and Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; Faculty Director, PACE
  • Lynn Rocha-Salazar, Principal, Ayer Elementary School
  • Sawait Seyoum, parent advocate, Sacramento City Unified School District; Senior Legislative Advocate, Disability Rights California
  • Fred Silva, Director of Public Policy, California Forward
  • Aubyn Stahmer, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis
  • Deborah Stipek, Judy Koch Professor of Education, Stanf; Faculty Director, PACE
  • Paul Tough, Author, Speaker, Journalist
  • Samantha Tran, Senior Managing Director, Education Policy, Children Now
  • Jason Willis, Director of Strategy & Performance, Comprehensive School Assistance Program, WestEd

Register now to secure your spot.  Tickets are $200 and can be purchased via PayPal, credit / debit, and check.

Don’t forget to bring your copy of the The Years that Matter Most, or purchase a discounted copy at our conference on February 7!

Have questions about PACE 2020 Annual Conference ? Contact Policy Analysis for California Education

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Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, February 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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