The PPIC Blog
Video: Keeping Students on Track for College December 4 2017 Only about 30% of California 9th graders are expected to earn a bachelor’s degree—a startling statistic in a state that faces a shortfall of college graduates. PPIC researchers and a panel of experts discuss the challenges and solutions for improving college pathways.
California Needs More College Prep Courses November 30 2017 To improve student readiness for college, districts and schools need to increase the number of college prep courses.
K–12 Test Scores Vary Widely across Student Groups October 20 2017 The 2017 test results for California’s public K–12 school students underscore the need to improve outcomes for economically disadvantaged students, English Learners, and students with disabilities.
PPIC Polling and the Immigration Debate September 13 2017 While the country is politically divided on immigration issues, the PPIC Statewide Survey has found some bipartisan agreement in California.
Regional Action to Boost College Success July 5 2017 Higher education experts from Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and the San Joaquin Valley describe their efforts to meet California’s need for college-educated workers.
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