California's public school students score well below the national average in reading and math, and fall behind before they even enter kindergarten. That's according to the Getting Down to Facts Project, a wide-ranging study by Stanford and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). The study also found that while overall student performance has improved over the last decade, the state has made only limited progress in closing achievements gaps for Black, Latino and low-income students. We'll talk about the challenges facing California's schools and early education programs and what can be done to improve them.
The Study Summary
John Fensterweld, editor-at-large, EdSource
Michael Kirst, president, California State Board of Education; professor emeritus of education, Stanford University's Graduate School of Education
Susanna Loeb, director, Annenberg Institute at Brown University
Deborah Stipek, professor and former dean, Stanford University Graduate School of Education