Advisory Board

The Inside California Education Advisory Board provides a high level resource for the Series as issues and segments are selected and planned. The Board provides deep insight into the selection of topics and issues for the 39 segments planned for the Series.
Ron BennettChief Executive Officer, School Services of California
Vernon BillyExecutive Director, California School Board Association
Peter BirdsallExecutive Director, California County Superintendents Association
Martin BradyExecutive Director, Schools Insurance Authority
Susanna CooperEducation Policy Consultant, Early Edge California
Linda Darling-HammondCharles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
General DavieFormer Superintendent, SJUSD
Delaine EastinFormer California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mike EscalanteRossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Louis FreedbergExecutive Director, EdSource
Jeff FreitasSecretary Treasurer, California Federation of Teachers
Jeff FrostExecutive Director, California Suburban School Districts Association
Martin GonzalezExecutive Director, Institute for Local Government
Dave GordonSuperintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education
Kevin GordonPresident, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC.
John GrayPresident, School Services of California
Sherry GriffithExecutive Director, California State PTA
Gary HartFormer California Secretary of Education
Glen HarveyChief Executive Officer, WestEd
Eric HeinsPresident, California Teachers Association
Harold LevineDean, School of Education, UC Davis
Dianna MacDonaldPresident, California State PTA
Molly McGee HewittExecutive Director, California Association of School Business Officials
Dean MurakamiPresident, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
Jack O’Connell Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Debra PearsonExecutive Director, Small School Districts' Association
Frank PolitoDirector of Communications, California School Employees Association
Paul RichmanChief of Staff, California School Boards Association
Jay SchenirerVice Mayor, City of Sacramento
Wes SmithExecutive Director, Association of California School Administrators
Glen ThomasFormer California Secretary of Education
David VerdugoExecutive Director, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators
Ben ValdepeñaPresident, California School Employees Association
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Jack O'Connell
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction

"Inside California Education is a very exciting program which is going to be new throughout California. It's going to enable us to utilize Public Television to really dig deeper and more thoughtfully in the way we address many of the complex issues facing California today. Inside California Education is going to be exploring key fundamental education issues. I hope that you will be watching."

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Linda Darling Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

"Inside California Education is an important new public television series focused on the stories, challenges, and issues of public education in California. Parents, citizens, educators and policymakers will become better informed and all will benefit from deeper views of the many complex issues facing education in California. You will find this exciting public television initiative an exceptional opportunity for us to become better informed and act in support of public education."

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Dr. General Davie Jr.
Former Superintendent, SJUSD

Inside California Education provides fertile ground in which to germinate innovative ideas focused on meeting the needs of California’s diverse P-12/ Adult student population. In order to meet the demands of the 21st century and beyond, California’s public education system must prepare students for current challenges and for jobs that currently don’t exist. Watch the series and be part of the conversation.”

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