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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 in California

California has more immigrants than any other state. California is home to more than 10 million immigrants—about a quarter of the foreign-born population nationwide. In…

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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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Immigrants and Political Engagement

A quarter of the nation’s immigrants live in California. California is home to 10.7 million immigrants, or about a quarter of all foreign-born residents living…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: In California’s gubernatorial race, Democrats Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa are in a virtual tie—but a quarter of likely…

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Californians and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will provide a comprehensive snapshot of California. Every 10 years, as required by the Constitution, the US government undertakes a systematic effort…

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Earned Income Tax Credits in California

Earned Income Tax Credits assist low- and moderate-income workers. The federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are designed to boost earnings, especially among…

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California’s Changing Prison Population

After decreasing dramatically, California’s prison population has stabilized. California’s prison population peaked at nearly 163,000 in 2006; public safety realignment in 2011 and subsequent reforms…

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