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photo - Teacher Helping Student In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School We talked with Dr. Ed Manansala, superintendent of schools for El Dorado County, about how his mostly rural districts weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and handled the return to in-person instruction. Read More
photo - Kindergarten Classroom Table with Alphabet Letters K–12 Enrollment Declines Vary across Districts Public school enrollment in California declined by nearly 3% between 2019–20 and 2020–21. Drops in enrollment vary across school districts, though there is little evidence that the size of the decline is related to reopening, demographics, or other district-level factors. Read More
photo - A Boy Distance Learning and Using Laptop A Year into Distance Learning, California’s Digital Divide Persists 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. Read More
photo - Man on Mobile Phone for a Medical Video Appointment How Telehealth Can Bring Equity to Health Care The expanded use of telehealth visits during the pandemic highlights their potential to increase health care access, especially among underserved groups. Read More
photo - Teacher Delivering Instruction Online Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools 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. Read More
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