Better Days for California’s Labor Market, but Will They Last? Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune November 25 2020 The California job market has recovered faster than the nation, with sectors hit hardest by the pandemic leading growth, but over a million workers remain un- and underemployed.
Video: A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges Vicki Hsieh November 24 2020 An expert panel discusses new PPIC research showing that broader access to transfer-level courses at community colleges increased student success and narrowed racial equity gaps.
Video: Building a Water-Resilient California Lori Pottinger November 23 2020 What are key California water priorities for the coming year, in light of ongoing disruptions from the pandemic, the recession, lingering drought, and a record-breaking fire season? Panels of experts discussed three top priorities.
More California Students Are Getting Live Instruction, but Gaps Remain Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune November 20 2020 The share of K-12 students receiving live instruction this fall is slightly higher than in the spring. However, notable equity gaps—by income, parental education, and race/ethnicity—persist.
Testimony: Getting to Graduation on Time at California State University Jacob Jackson November 19 2020 PPIC’s Jacob Jackson testified before the Select Committee on Student Success on increasing the share of CSU students who graduate in four years by encouraging them to take full course loads early in college.