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PPIC Events

Our events feature viewpoints across the political spectrum, promoting constructive, thoughtful, and respectful dialogue on the issues that matter most to California.

May 24
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In-Person and Online

Understanding the Effects of School Funding

Upcoming May 24, 2022 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Funding for California’s K–12 public schools has reached record highs, but gaps in student outcomes remain. Understanding the benefits of additional funds and how to distribute those funds are key concerns for policymakers. Join PPIC researcher Julien Lafortune for an in-person briefing on the extent to which higher spending improves outcomes such as test scores and graduation rates.

Past Events

Virtual Event · May 12, 2022

Setting the Stage for Universal Preschool

Virtual Event · April 28, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 26, 2022

Building California’s Future

Virtual Event · April 21, 2022

Farming in a State of Extremes

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 30, 2022

COVID in California: What Have We Learned about Ensuring an Equitable Recovery?

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 29, 2022

COVID in California: What Have We Learned about Education?

Virtual Event · March 24, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 23, 2022

COVID in California: What Have We Learned about the Economy?

Virtual Event · March 3, 2022

Equity in Voter Turnout after Pandemic Election Changes

Virtual Event · February 3, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · January 24, 2022

A Conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Virtual Event · December 9, 2021

Community College Math in California’s New Era of Student Access

Virtual Event · November 18, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

Three-Day Virtual Conference · November 15, 2021

Seizing the Drought: Water Priorities for Our Changing Climate

Virtual Event · November 4, 2021

Policing in California

Virtual Event · October 28, 2021

Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · October 21, 2021

A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Virtual Event · October 7, 2021

Targeted K–12 Funding and Student Outcomes

Virtual Event · September 30, 2021

Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

Virtual Event · September 23, 2021

Improving California’s Water Market

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · September 2, 2021

California’s 2021 Recall Election

Virtual Event · August 26, 2021

Improving Career Education Pathways into California’s Workforce

Virtual Event · August 18, 2021

Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 10, 2021

Reopening K–12 Schools: A Conversation with Linda Darling-Hammond

Virtual Event · July 29, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Virtual Event · June 24, 2021

Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Virtual Event · June 16, 2021

California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · June 11, 2021

Reopening California: A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly

Virtual Event · May 26, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · May 19, 2021

Preparing for the Next Wildfire Season

Virtual Event · May 6, 2021

Is California Ready for Drought?

Virtual Event · April 29, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Virtual Event · April 20, 2021

Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Virtual Event · April 14, 2021

Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 8, 2021

A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 6, 2021

A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla

Virtual Event · April 1, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 25, 2021

Women and the Pandemic Economy

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 23, 2021

Vaccinating California

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 4, 2021

Reopening California’s Schools

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · February 26, 2021

A Conversation with California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro

Sutton Family Speaker Series — Virtual Event · February 18, 2021

A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake

Virtual Event · February 11, 2021

The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · February 4, 2021

A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Virtual Event · February 2, 2021

Building Resilience for Cities and Farms with Water Partnerships

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · January 26, 2021

A Conversation with Leon Panetta

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · December 10, 2020

A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos

Virtual Event · December 8, 2020

Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California

Virtual Event · November 20, 2020

A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges

Three-Day Virtual Conference · November 12, 2020

Building a Water-Resilient California