Upcoming Events

May 20, 2019

PolicyMatters: Hope on the Horizon? Reimagining Mental Health in California

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | The California Endowment, Sacramento CA


Hope on the Horizon? Reimagining Mental Health in California
Monday, May 20
Noon to 1:30pm
The California Endowment
1414 K St, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Support from:
California Health Care Foundation

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Mar 21, 2019

California Education Chief Tony Thurmond with CALmatters K-12 Education Reporter Ricardo Cano

The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco CA

Tony Thurmond, California Superintendent of Public Instruction
In Conversation with Ricardo Cano, K–12 Education Reporter, CALMatters

Education Week magazine reported in 2017 that among all states, California’s K–12 public education ranked 41st in conditions that help children succeed, 39th in school finance and 30th in achievement. So what can we expect in 2019?

In a major upset against his opponent Marshall Tuck, Tony Thurmond was elected California State Superintendent of Public Instruction this past November. He was the endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party and all five 2018 California Teachers of the Year. He previously represented the 15th Assembly District, which encompasses the northern East Bay. Thurmond became the second African-American to hold the office and fourth African-American to win statewide office in California following Wilson Riles. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2014, he was a member of the Richmond City Council, a board member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District and social services administrator. Come hear his plans for improving California’s schools.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Notes: In association with Commonwealth Club

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Nov 16, 2018

California Dream Mayors’ Forum on Homelessness and Housing

California Secretary of State Building Auditorium, Sacramento CA

Join us on Friday, November 16 for a wide-ranging conversation with the mayors of four of California’s largest cities about our crisis in homelessness and housing. Hear what they’re doing at a local level and what else they think California can do to help those struggling to get by.

Sep 12, 2018

California is a global model for climate policy. Should it be?

Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco CA

This CALmatters PolicyMatters panel discussion will explore the state’s ambitious and experimental policies to reduce greenhouse gases. What’s worked? What hasn’t? And will the policies continue under a new governor and legislature?