Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh January 25 2021 The current economic downturn has had an outsized impact on low-wage workers, communities of color, and women, and threatens to widen inequality. The right short- and long-term policies could help those most affected while broadening economic opportunity.
Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune January 22 2021 With a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent months, employment in California has taken a hit. Given the continued challenges posed by the pandemic, what can we expect from the state’s labor market this year?
Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities Shannon McConville January 21 2021 Through Disaster Relief Aid for Immigrants, California has dedicated $75 million to assist undocumented immigrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked with Joseph Villela, director of Policy and Advocacy at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, about his organization’s experience in helping create this emergency program.
Improving College Readiness through Dual Enrollment Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Bonnie Brooks, Gabriel Gutierrez-Aragon January 15 2021 Dual enrollment--allowing high school students to take college courses--is an important strategy for expanding educational opportunities. It’s especially important for helping students from underserved communities.
The Year Ahead in Higher Education Hans Johnson January 13 2021 Last year brought historic disruptions to California’s colleges and universities. In 2021, how can policymakers and higher education officials draw on lessons learned during the pandemic while building on progress that was underway prior to COVID-19?