Past Crawford Family Forum Events

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Making Better Teachers: the Fight Over "Value-Added" Evaluation

Recent articles in the Los Angeles Times regarding “value-added” teacher assessments have generated a nationwide debate on how best to evaluate teachers. That debate has pitted President Obama’s Secretary of Education against teacher union leaders and many academics. More

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Myth v. Reality I: Elementary Parents Panel

Parents with children enrolled in five different PUSD elementary schools discuss their experience and perspectives. Ample opportunity for Q&A. More

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter - Liz Wiseman in conversation with Ted Habte-Gabr

Liz Wiseman is president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. She advises senior executives and leads strategy and leadership forums for executive teams worldwide. More

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Community Budget Workshop

The Pasadena City Council adopted an operating budget in June for the current fiscal year but there is still work to do. What are the most important priorities for Pasadena? What levels of service at libraries, community centers, parks and fire stations are acceptable? Should fewer employees be providing these services? More

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Arianna Huffington In Conversation with Art Kleiner

Third World America: How our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream. More

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KPCC Play Reading Series - ENGLISH ONLY

In partnership with KPCC, Little Fish Theatre Company and TorranceLive! Works-In-Progress present a live staged reading of ENGLISH ONLY by playwright Annette Lee. More

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Election 2010: Hot Topics, Cold Facts

Pollution? State finance? Marijuana? Redistricting? Wondering how to cast an informed vote on the November 2nd statewide ballot? More

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Test Scores & Beyond: Evaluating Elementary Schools

KPCC, in partnership with the Pasadena Education Network (PEN), hosts a great introduction for parents getting ready to tour schools. More

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AirTalk Event Invite: LA’s Drive to Curb Food Trucks

The recent explosion of gourmet food trucks - serving everything from grilled cheese to red-velvet cup cakes - has transformed curbside dining. Obsessed fans track the mobile eateries on Twitter and endure long lines to feast and commune with fellow foodies. More