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Past · November 29, 2016

Special Education Funding in California

November 29, 2016 · 1:00 pm

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

California’s special education system is vast, expensive, and operates under a unique legal framework. Calls for reform are currently focused on improving how this system is organized and financed throughout the state. PPIC researcher Paul Warren will provide an overview of the current system and a panel of experts will discuss pathways toward reform.

This research was supported with funding from the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation and the Stuart Foundation.



11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

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

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patrick Murphy, director of research and senior fellow, PPIC

Kim Connor, parent

Laura Hill, senior fellow, PPIC

Michael Kirst, president, California State Board of Education

Mary Samples, assistant superintendent, Special Education Local Plan Area, Ventura County

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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