MEDIA ADVISORY: Candidates for California’s top education position to hold forum at USC

March 12, 2018

The candidates for state superintendent of public instruction will be participating in a forum to discuss education policy in California. Candidates will answer questions from the moderator and, later, from the audience.

Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or or Ross Brenneman at (213) 740-2327 or


On Monday, March 19, candidates for state superintendent of public instruction will participate in a forum on education policy in California at the Radisson Midtown at USC. The state superintendent guides policy for the largest state education system in the country, with more than 6 million students and more than 10,000 K-12 schools.

The forum will be hosted by the USC Rossier School of Education’s Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance, whose mission is to reduce opportunity gaps for California students by working to ensure that new policies and practices are guided by evidence and careful analysis.

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez of KPCC will moderate the discussion, with a question-and-answer period with the audience to follow. The forum is co-sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), a collaboration between the University of Southern California, Stanford University, and the University of California, Davis.

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4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, March 19


Candidates for state superintendent of public instruction:


Radisson Midtown at USC, 3540 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007


RSVP by contacting Ross Brenneman at (213) 740-2327 or