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In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School July 23 2021 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.
K–12 Enrollment Declines Vary across Districts June 16 2021 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.
Video: Reopening California—A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly June 15 2021 Secretary Ghaly talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about what it means for the state to reopen and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
Glimmers of Hope for California in the April Jobs Report? May 25 2021 Although unemployment rates were unchanged, California added more than 100,000 jobs between March and April, with gains strongest in the hardest-hit sectors.
Video: Californians and Education May 7 2021 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.