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Career Technical Education in California

Career technical education is critical to meeting the state’s workforce needs. If current trends continue, roughly one-third of new jobs in California will require some…

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K–12 Reforms and California’s English Learner Achievement Gap

English Learner (EL) students have been a key part of California’s K–12 system for decades. They currently make up about 21 percent of the public…

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Immigrants and Educational Attainment

Recent immigrants are more likely than US-born Californians to be college graduates. In 2016, 51% of working-age immigrants (aged 25 to 64) who had lived…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Key findings from the current survey: Californians are concerned about the threat of a mass shooting in their local schools, but a majority oppose arming…

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Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Early Evidence from California

The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to transform science teaching and learning in K–12 schools in…

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California’s State Budget: The Governor’s Proposal

Governor Brown’s 2018–19 budget anticipates continued revenue growth. On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown submitted his proposed 2018–19 budget to the legislature. The $190.3 billion…

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California’s Future

Major change at the federal level and increasing pressure from demographic and economic forces are pushing California into uncharted territory. Wide-ranging critical issues—our environment, our…

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California’s Future: K-12 Education

California educates more than 6 million children in its K–12 public schools. More than half of these students are economically disadvantaged. Almost a quarter are…

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