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Past Events

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In this talk David Plank will discuss the implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula to date, and the challenges that must be addressed if the promise of California’s recent reforms are to be achieved.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Please join us on January 23 as Professor Davad F. Labaree discusses the history of U.S. higher education in a talk entitled, A Perfect Mess: Understanding the Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What are the equity impacts of investment in education as a public good? Of privatization approaches? To advance the discussion of this important question, SCOPE presents this independently produced documentary.

From the film makers:

This feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, Backpack Full of Cash takes viewers through the 2013–14 school year.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

In this presentation, Professor Valdés will examine the challenges facing immigrant-receiving countries in providing formal language instruction to both newly arrived and established immigrants.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Learn about the design and implementation of California State school reform since 2011.

The President of the California State Board of Education, Michael Kirst, will provide an overview of California State school reform. Using guiding words like patience, persistence, and humility, California systematically approached reform by aligning policies into a coherent framework supported by a broad political coalition. The result is seven years of sustained reform and continuous improvement.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jonathan Rosa researches the interplay between youth socialization, raciolinguistic formations, and structural inequality in urban contexts.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sarah Levine will present on "a hundred years of tone and mood" at SCOPE's Brown Bag Semiar Series.


SCOPE Presentations at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Monday, May 1, 2017

Learn more about SCOPE's involvement at this year's AERA Annual Meeting, which focuses on 'Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity.'

Brown Bag—The Causal Effects of Cultural Relevance: Evidence from an Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Monday, March 27, 2017

Thomas S. Dee's work focuses largely on the use of quantitative methods to inform contemporary policy debates.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Accomplished teachers know equity is at the core of everything we do. Join other educators and learn about this critical topic.