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Past · May 24, 2022

Understanding the Effects of School Funding

In-Person and Online

May 24, 2022 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, Second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
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About the Program

We are thrilled to announce our first live event back together, in person.

Funding for California’s K–12 public schools has reached record highs, but gaps in student outcomes remain. Understanding the benefits of additional funds and how to distribute those funds are key concerns for policymakers. Join PPIC researcher Julien Lafortune for an in-person briefing on the extent to which higher spending improves outcomes such as test scores and graduation rates.

This event and report are funded by the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation and the Stuart Foundation.


11:40 a.m. Check-in and Lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Julien Lafortune, research fellow, PPIC

12:40 p.m. Audience Q&A

12:55 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Deborah Gonzalez, vice president of government affairs, PPIC



K–12 Education Population