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Federal Stimulus Funds Bolstered California Colleges and Universities June 24 2021 The state’s public higher education institutions and students are receiving more than $8 billion in funds across three federal relief packages.
Equity Gaps Narrow in Community College Courses, but More Work to Do May 27 2021 Major reforms to placement and remediation for California community college students has significantly broadened access to transfer-level English and math courses. But racial equity gaps persist.
California Remains on Track to Close the Degree Gap May 18 2021 Six years ago, PPIC projected a shortage of 1.1 million highly educated workers in California by 2030. Today—despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic—the state is on track to close this gap.
Mapping Equitable Access to Math at California’s Community Colleges May 11 2021 The state’s community colleges have made tremendous progress in expanding access to transfer-level math courses, but overall gains mask important variation across campuses.
Recovery in Los Angeles Is Tied to Hospitality and Hollywood April 21 2021 As regions across California rebound from the COVID-19 economic fallout, job gains in leisure and hospitality and the film industry will be key to LA’s recovery.