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California’s New Baby Bust June 4 2021 Although birth rates have been falling for years, they reached new lows in 2021. Women in their 20s account for the vast majority of recent declines.
California’s Stalled Population Growth April 26 2021 Figures from the first half of 2020 show that California’s population growth continues to slow, driven in part by people moving to other states.
Declining K–12 Enrollment Forces Major Budget Cuts in Many Districts March 4 2019 About half of all K-12 school districts in California saw enrollment declines over the past five years, leading to decreased state funding. For many districts, this has meant making cuts in teachers, administrators, and other staff.
Many of California’s Highly Educated Workers Are Retiring January 24 2019 Record numbers of Californians are retiring, and without producing more college graduates, the state could see a shortfall of 1.1 million highly educated workers by 2030.