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A Year into Distance Learning, California’s Digital Divide Persists May 13 2021 Although more K–12 students now have access to computer devices compared to last spring, disparities in internet access generally have not narrowed in the past year.
How Telehealth Can Bring Equity to Health Care May 12 2021 The expanded use of telehealth visits during the pandemic highlights their potential to increase health care access, especially among underserved groups.
Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools April 30 2021 An expert panel discusses new PPIC research on how K–12 districts across the state have handled distance learning amid the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
California Sees Steep Decline in Financial Aid Applications March 12 2021 Far fewer California high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, reducing the number who may receive funding that helps provide access to higher education.
To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors February 25 2021 Seniors rely on the internet to check vaccine availability and set up appointments. Disparities in broadband access may compound challenges for many communities already hit hard by the pandemic.