Commentary: To Help Address Learning Disparities, Boost Internet Access for Low-Income Students Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill 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.
How Is the Pandemic Affecting California’s Independent, Nonprofit Colleges? Kevin Cook December 3 2020 COVID-19 has created a number of disruptions for higher education institutions. We talked with Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, about how these institutions are addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic.
More California Students Are Getting Live Instruction, but Gaps Remain Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune November 20 2020 The share of K-12 students receiving live instruction this fall is slightly higher than in the spring. However, notable equity gaps—by income, parental education, and race/ethnicity—persist.
More Students Have Digital Devices, but Internet Gaps Persist Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill October 27 2020 State investments have increased the share of California students with digital devices at home, but disparities remain when it comes to reliable internet access.
Video: A Conversation with Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Mary Severance August 19 2020 Superintendent Thurmond talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how the state can support school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.