Special Elections Preview Fall Voting during COVID-19 Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch May 21 2020 Two recent special elections in California provide insights into how the state might use vote-by-mail in combination with in-person options to ensure the November 2020 election is both safe and fair.
Public Higher Education in California Faces a Fiscal Crisis Kevin Cook, Hans Johnson May 20 2020 With a sharp decline in state revenues due to COVID-19, California’s public colleges and universities face significant funding cuts that could reduce student access and services.
Video: Californians and Education Stephanie Barton April 28 2020 PPIC’s Mark Baldassare and Alyssa Dykman discuss a new statewide survey that examines a variety of education issues, including concerns about school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School Funding, COVID-19, and the 2020 Election Year Mark Baldassare April 28 2020 Although many Californians prioritize K-12 schools for state spending, a looming recession could dampen support for ballot measures for school funding.
California’s Quick Response to COVID-19 Likely Saved Lives Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville, Eric McGhee April 22 2020 Early actions before the statewide shelter-in-place order appear to have been effective in reducing the spread of the coronavirus.