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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 - Mark Ghaly Video: Reopening California—A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly Secretary Ghaly talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about what it means for the state to reopen and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. Read More
photo - Tourists Checking in at Hotel Glimmers of Hope for California in the April Jobs Report? Although unemployment rates were unchanged, California added more than 100,000 jobs between March and April, with gains strongest in the hardest-hit sectors. Read More
photo - Elementary School Students Wearing Masks and Standing in a Line Outside of School Video: Californians and Education PPIC’s Rachel Lawler and Mark Baldassare discuss new survey findings about Californians’ views on student learning during the pandemic, Governor Newsom’s handling of K–12 education, and other topics. Read More
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