Making It Work: Implementing California's New Vision for School Success
2016 EdSource Symposium


About the EdSource Symposium

California is in the midst of a historic drive to further educational equity and promote school success—but will the outcomes match the state’s ambitions? Will the move from test-based accountability to a more complex system measuring school climate, student engagement, and academic achievement make a difference?  Will students end up better prepared for college and careers?

In our 2016 Symposium, “Making it Work: Implementing California's New Vision for School Success,” EdSource will offer a timely, in-depth look at these reforms. Attendees will leave with need-to-know information about the changes and the extent to which new ways of assessing success can translate into improved education outcomes.


Presenters include:

  • State Board of Education President Michael Kirst
  • Opportunity Institute Co-Founder Christopher Edley, Jr.
  • Policy Analysis for California Education Executive Director David Plank
  • Learning Policy Institute President Linda Darling-Hammond
  • Legislative Policy Analyst Mac Taylor.

Who should attend?

School district leaders, parent leaders, advocates, teachers, policy experts, and elected officials -- and anyone who is committed to improving public education in the state. 

Topics Include:

  • What is the budget outlook for implementation of California's reform initiatives?
  • How feasible will it be for California to use multiple measures to assess school improvement? 
  • How will schools benefit from California's drive to replace top-down mandates emphasizing sanctions and punishment?
  • How will schools improve school climate -- and measure it? 
  • What are better forms of assessment? Where does social-emotional learning fit in?

Registration Information:

  • Lunch is included in the registration.
  • Discounts available for groups of 3 or more. Click here for our group registration form or register online.
  • A limited number of scholarships may be available.
  • Symposium registration fees are not refundable, but substitutions are permitted.

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This symposium is offered by EdSource.
SSC is proud to assist EdSource in registration for this event.

(510) 433-0421

$129 per attendee

Program Begins:
Program Ends:
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM

Dates and Locations
October 06, 2016   Oakland Convention Center - Full Day - FULL  
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