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New Reforms at California Community Colleges November 8 2018 New reforms in California's community colleges could make placement policies more uniform and transparent, with potential to improve student outcomes and narrow achievement gaps.
Video: Improving Outcomes for English Learners June 5 2018 Recent K‒12 reforms change how California funds, assesses, and holds districts accountable for English Learner students, currently about 21% of the public school population.
California’s K–12 Educational Progress: Good News and Bad News April 18 2018 California's K–12 students have made gains in reading scores, but achievement gaps remain for English Learner, low-income, and African American and Latino students.
Improving Math Placement Decisions November 28 2016 A new state law is intended to help ensure that all students have access to rigorous math courses in high school. A new PPIC report looks at how it is being implemented.
Early Results from Education Reforms May 4 2016 PPIC researchers analyzed the early results of two reforms in K–12 education and presented their findings at a PPIC event in Sacramento last week.