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ERIC Number: ED498821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-19
Pages: 302
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Getting from Facts to Policy: A California Education Policy Convening (Sacramento, California, October 19, 2007). Policy Briefs and Materials
EdSource hosted an unprecedented forum on October 19, 2007 in Sacramento, California for the presentation and sharing of research-based education policy options offered by a range of K-12 organization and opinion leaders in California with diverse perspectives. Invitees included highly respected state policymakers, education leaders, researchers, and business and community leaders. The Convening focused on research-based policy options related to: education governance, school finance, personnel and leadership, and education data systems. This Convening Book of Education Policy Briefs contains a rich resource of research- and evidence-based discussion and recommendations on which state education policy reforms might have the most impact on improving student outcomes in California. The first section of this book, "Context," presents a brief overview that sets out the importance of an effective public education system in California in the 21st century. Authored by Cross & Joftus, LLC, this white paper also draws from findings of the "Getting Down to Facts" research project, released in March 2007, as well as other existing research and data about California. The paper describes aspects of California's current finance, governance, personnel and data systems that Cross & Joftus suggest should be re-examined in order to support public schools dedicated to instructional improvement and academic success. The second section of this book, "Convening Policy Briefs," contains the policy briefs submitted on or about October 1, 2007 to EdSource for presentation at this convening. The briefs are organized in alphabetical order according to the name of the submitting organization or author. (Individual papers contain references.)
EdSource. 520 San Antonio Road Suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94040-1217. Tel: 650-917-9481; Fax: 650-917-9482; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Stuart Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.; San Francisco Foundation, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California