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Helping Community Colleges Build on Progress during the Pandemic February 4 2021 As higher education continues to confront the disruptions from COVID-19, Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget includes funding to help California community colleges boost access and retention and improve student outcomes.
Californians’ Outlook Is Bleak as Low-Income Families Struggle December 16 2020 Families with annual incomes of less than $40,000—about one in five California households—have been disproportionately affected by the current economic downturn, with the impact varying across regions.
Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery December 10 2020 State policymakers have many options for helping promote an equitable recovery from the current downturn. But federal policy choices will have an outsized impact on California’s workers and families, especially in the short term.
Supporting Financially Stressed College Students during COVID-19 October 29 2020 With California college students facing educational and financial disruptions due to the pandemic, policymakers and campus officials are seeking ways to help students meet basic needs.
CalFresh during the Pandemic October 21 2020 Enrollment in CalFresh, the state’s largest nutrition safety net program, has risen substantially during COVID-19. Still, many California households report not having enough food and lack a connection to the nutrition safety net.