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How Many Districts Have Been Providing In-person Instruction? February 18 2021 More than half of California districts are open for some in-person instruction amid the pandemic, but there are notable disparities by race/ethnicity and income.
Are Students Spending Enough Time on School during the Pandemic? January 26 2021 Most K–12 students in California are spending less time on educational activities during the pandemic, with significant racial and socioeconomic disparities.
Commentary: To Help Address Learning Disparities, Boost Internet Access for Low-Income Students January 6 2021 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring, California has made substantial progress in expanding access to digital devices needed for K–12 distance learning. But inequities in access to broadband internet remain a challenge.
Video: A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos December 18 2020 Ana Matosantos, cabinet secretary to Governor Newsom, talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps California is taking to foster a strong economic recovery.
Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery December 11 2020 In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity.