"PACE" to Participate In the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum
PACE is an independent, non-partisan research center based at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Davis. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California's education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training. PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California's leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California.
Two of PACE's leading researchers will be attending to summarize the convening and to further their research on alternative accountability with an eye towards a future policy brief on the subject.
Dr. Jorge Ruiz de Velasco
Gardner Center for Youth
Dr. Jorge Ruiz de Velasco is the Associate Director of the Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He earned both a Ph.D from Stanford and a JD from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. His research interests include alternative schools and the implications of education reform for disadvantaged students. He will be joined by Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Associate Director of PACE.
Dr. Daisy Gonzales
Dr. Daisy Gonzales holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara. Her academic expertise is in state-level policymaking, program evaluation and stakeholder engagement. Dr. Gonzales' research interest include the educational experiences of foster youth and bridge programs for first generation college students.
Schools across the country are developing strategies for serving "at promise" youth in the implementation of ESSA. New regulations and accountability systems are evolving. At the heart of this work are schools serving opportunity youth, dropouts and other critically at risk students. Join us at the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum to share strategies and advocate for your students and programs. Here's a partial list of the research, school and advocacy organizations that will be attending to share information and seek ways to collaborate in the months to come.
- Jennifer Brown Lerner, American Youth Policy Forum, Washington DC
- Jennifer DePaoli, Civic Enterprises, Washington DC
- Dr. Russ Rumberger, California Dropout Research Project, UC Santa Barbara
- Dr. Amy Lansing, Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Studies in Aggression, Coping, Trauma and Stress, UC San Diego, California
- Jessica Knevals, Colorado Department of Education
- Carla Gay, Portland Public Schools, Oregon
- Paul Warren, Public Policy Institute of California
- Andrew Moore, National League of Cities, Washington DC
- Robert Sainz, City of Los Angeles, Operations Economic and Workforce Development
- Jim Griffin and Dr. Jody Ernst, Momentum Strategy & Research, Colorado
Reservations are filling fast. Don't miss this year's Alternative Accountability Policy Forum.
Reaching At-Promise Student AwardsPlease join RAPSA as we embark on an awards event at the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum - Reaching At-Promise Student Awards! These awards are intended to recognize the extraordinary promise of our students and the amazing work being done to support them across the country - A celebration not a competition.