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California’s Politically Invisible July 27 2021 California voters are older, better educated, wealthier, and more likely to be white than Californians who don’t vote. This gap between the voting public and Californians as a whole can make election results unrepresentative.
Geography of College Readiness in California June 29 2021 More than 40% of 9th graders finish high school and complete required courses for admission to a California public university. But this share varies widely across school districts and by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Equity Gaps Narrow in Community College Courses, but More Work to Do May 27 2021 Major reforms to placement and remediation for California community college students has significantly broadened access to transfer-level English and math courses. But racial equity gaps persist.
Food Insufficiency and School Meals during COVID-19 May 24 2021 Despite closures, California schools have been a key source of food for low-income students during the pandemic.
Digging into Enrollment Drops at California Public Schools May 14 2021 Statewide, public K–12 enrollment declined nearly 3%—or over 160,000 students—in 2020–21, with kindergarten numbers falling the most.