About Us

 

California EPFP is a joint initiative of the Center for California Studies and the Education Insights Center (EdInsights), two policy-focused centers housed at Sacramento State. The Center for California Studies helps to strengthen democratic governance in California by preparing people for public service and leadership. It also assists California’s public officials and policymakers in addressing the state’s challenges through policy research and productive dialogue. EdInsights’ mission is to inform and improve policymaking and practice for K-12 education, community colleges, and public universities. EdInsights’ portfolio of applied research, evaluations, and capacity-building initiatives helps to inform the curricula, speakers, recruitment, and other facets of EPFP.

California EPFP builds on the respected and effective national EPFP program currently operating in 17 state-based sites across the nation. The national EPFP has built cohorts of diverse, well-equipped education professionals for over 50 years. California EPFP is tailored to help emerging leaders address the state's unique education policy needs. 

California EPFP Leadership Team

 

Steve Boilard

Leonor Ehling

Executive Director, Center for California Studies 
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Andrea Venezia

Executive Director, EdInsights

 

 

 

Terra Thorne

Terra Thorne

Director, California EPFP, EdInsights
 

 

 

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Steve Boilard

Executive Director, Center for California Studies
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Andrea Venezia

Executive Director, EdInsights

*Applications are open now until July 8, 2020.


California EPFP 2020–21

Seminar 1: Multi-session online format (dates and times TBD)

Seminar 2: February 4-6, 2021 (Kellogg West, Pomona)

Washington Policy Seminar (optional): March 21-24, 2021 (Washington DC)

Seminar 3: April 30 – May 2, 2021 (Granlibakken, Tahoe)

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions that remain in place for many state and school district employees, our fall seminar will be online. We will notify applicants of fall dates and times on July 9. The spring seminars and WPS dates are tentative; the format and timing will depend on the guidelines and restrictions in place as we move forward through next year.

For more information, contact:
Terra ThorneCalifornia EPFP Director
Terra.Thorne@csus.edu


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