What works to support students through the pandemic? How can the state and local districts best meet the needs of newcomer English Learners to California? What strategies can policymakers and district leaders implement to build bridges between a child’s early learning experiences and the early grades? Researchers, policymakers, and educators ask these kinds of questions all the time and yet making timely, effective connections between research, policy, and practice can seem like a herculean task.
Join us for a conversation with leaders in education research, policy, and practice on the challenges and opportunities - including showcasing models being developed here in California - to bridge the divide and bring evidence to bear for the benefit of children. Panelists include Tanya Lieberman, Chief Consultant, Assembly Education Committee; Alix Gallagher, Director Strategic Partnerships, PACE; Naomi Ondrasek, Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute; and Laura Schwalm, Chief of Staff, California Education Partners; facilitated by Samantha Tran, Senior Managing Director Education, Children Now.