You are invited to the Education Policy Forum on California's Independent Approach to Education Reform in Changing Times
President, California State Board of Education
Emeritus Professor of Education, Stanford University
Friday, April 7th, 12-2 pm
at Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
1201 17th Street NW (17th & M Streets)
RSVP by April 5th
A number of important education reforms have been unfolding in California in recent years that carry important lessons for other states, particularly as the nation’s education systems prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Over the past five years, the state policies have changed systematically and coherently toward Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards alignment in all priority areas—special education, English learners, curriculum, principal/teacher policy, waivers, college readiness, CTE, finance, and state assessments. There is still ways to go to build educator capacity, but incremental progress has shown positive outcomes. Join Dr. Michael Kirst for an education update on the reforms transforming California.
Read a leadership profile on Michael Kirst.
Dr. Michael Kirst is the president of the California State Board of Education and professor emeritus of education and business administration at Stanford University. He first served as president of the California State Board from 1977 to 1981 and was a member of the board from 1975 to 1977. Prior to joining the Stanford University faculty in 1969, Dr. Kirst served in several positions in the federal government, including staff director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment, and Poverty; director of program planning and evaluation for the Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education in the U.S. Office of Education (now the U.S. Department of Education); and associate director of the White House Fellows. He began his career in 1964 as a budget examiner for the Title I program in the U.S. Bureau of the Budget in the U.S. Office of Education.
Dr. Kirst has authored several books, including The Political Dynamics of American Education and From High School to College. He has served as vice president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and commissioner of the Education Commission of the States (ECS), and co-founded Policy Analysis for California Education.
Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, 1201 17th Street NW (17th & M Streets), Washington, DC 20036.
Required reservations may be made online by Wednesday, April 5th.
Limited available seating is assigned according to the order in which reservations are received. Thirteen dollars for the subsidized lunch will be collected at the door (cash or check only).