Striving for Success in a Time of Crisis: Strategies for Schools, Families and Communities
This path-breaking EdSource symposium in collaboration with the California State PTA looked at the impact of the state's budget deficit and the continuing impact of the Great Recession on schools, and on the ability of children living in economically distressed households to succeed academically.
EdSource hosted this event in partnership with the California State PTA at its statewide convention in Anaheim.
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
When: May 9, 2012
8:30 Welcome from EdSource
Louis Freedberg, Executive Director, EdSource
Carl Cohn, President, EdSource Board of Directors; Co-director, Urban School Leadership, Claremont Graduate University and Member, California State Board of Education
8:45 Session I: The Impact of the State's Budget Crisis on Schools
Session moderator: Lawrence O. Picus, Professor, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
9:45 Session II: What the Research Shows: The Impact of Economic Distress on Children’s
Success in School
Russell W. Rumberger, Professor of Education, UC Santa Barbara and Vice Provost for Education Partnerships, UC Office of the President. Download slides
John Rogers, Associate Professor, UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access (IDEA). (Slides not available because they contain data from a yet-to-be published report. But please see this earlier report from UCLA IDEA.)
Ashlyn Aiko Nelson, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington. Download slides
Session moderator: Carl Cohn, President, EdSource Board of Directors
11:00 Session III: What Schools, Families and Communities Can Do
Kent Bechler, Superintendent of Corona-Norco Unified School District
Arturo Jimenez, Director of Constituency Services, Santa Ana USD
Alex Morales, President & CEO, Children’s Bureau
Kay Fernandez Smith, Deputy Director of Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
David Love, Executive Director, Valley Community Counseling Services, Inc.
Stephanie Espinoza, Fellow, New America Media’s Youth Education Fellowship
Session moderator: Louis Freedberg, Executive Director, EdSource
12:20 Next Steps—Towards a Statewide Network
An audience Q&A will follow each presentation.
2012 Symposium Sponsors
EdSource thanks the following foundations and companies for their financial support of this year's Symposium: