Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune January 22 2021 With a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent months, employment in California has taken a hit. Given the continued challenges posed by the pandemic, what can we expect from the state’s labor market this year?
Testimony: A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges Olga Rodriguez January 19 2021 In testimony for the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, PPIC’s Olga Rodriguez presents research showing that expanded access to transfer-level English and math courses improves student outcomes and narrows—but does not erase—racial inequities.
Improving College Readiness through Dual Enrollment Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Bonnie Brooks, Gabriel Gutierrez-Aragon January 15 2021 Dual enrollment--allowing high school students to take college courses--is an important strategy for expanding educational opportunities. It’s especially important for helping students from underserved communities.
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.
Looking Forward Mark Baldassare January 5 2021 At the start of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn continue to pose daunting challenges. PPIC’s research examines how California can best address the pandemic’s impact, especially among those who have been disproportionately affected.