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K-12 Education

California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2018–19 Budget

K–12 and higher education continue to see funding increases in this year’s budget. The plan also expands support for working Californians and the homeless, while…

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California’s K–12 Test Scores: What Can the Available Data Tell Us?

California’s K–12 system relies on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) English and mathematics tests to measure student academic progress and assess school and district…

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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 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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