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Speaking at PACE Seminar in Sacramento on December 17

Posted on | December 6, 2010 | Comments Off

Upcoming Seminar:  Learning from LA: Policy Levers for Institutional Change

Date:         Friday, December 17, 2010
Time:        11:30am-1:30pm   Lunch will be provided.
Location:   UC Center Sacramento, 1130 K Street, Conference Room

Presenter:  Charles Taylor Kerchner, Research Professor, Claremont Graduate University

Please RSVP to Sandra Morales or (916) 669-5425.

The history of the Los Angeles Unified School District over the past five decades, reveals an organization pulled up from its early 20th Century Progressive Era roots.  Decades of reform efforts have provided a lively audition for what a new institution of public education could look like. But public policy and the surrounding political system have created an atmosphere of continuing crisis rather than a new institutional stability. In this seminar Charles Kerchner reviews the recent history of LAUSD, drawing from the recent book, Learning from L.A.: Institutional Change in Public Education. He shows how successive reform efforts have outlined the design of a more effective educational system, and identifies some policy levers that can help to create a new institutional structure for public education, in LA and for all of California and beyond.

More information on upcoming PACE seminars can be found at http://pace.berkeley.edu


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Charles Taylor Kerchner is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. My daily musings appear in the blog. The archives of my EdWeek blog are available via link under the 'On California' head. Some of my photography can be seen by clicking on 'Gallery.' And numerous links to academic work and other research and commentary can be found by clicking on 'Projects.'

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