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The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
Implementing Common Core
Date: April 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (registration 11:45 a.m.)
Location: CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA
California adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010, and CCSS–based testing will begin in 2014–15. How are school districts—and the state—adjusting to the new standards and assessments? PPIC researcher Paul Warren will provide an overview of his new report, and a panel of education experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by these new standards.

This research is supported with funding from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact Kellie Longo-Alrbarrán at or (916) 440-1137.

11:45 a.m. Registration begins

12:05 p.m. Welcome
David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Paul Warren, research associate, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC

David Gordon, superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education

Patrick Murphy, director of research and senior fellow, PPIC

Patricia Rucker, member, California State Board of Education

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn