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photo - New Born Baby California’s New Baby Bust Although birth rates have been falling for years, they reached new lows in 2021. Women in their 20s account for the vast majority of recent declines. Read More
photo - Girl in Front of Line of Adults Packing Boxes with Food Food Insufficiency and School Meals during COVID-19 Despite closures, California schools have been a key source of food for low-income students during the pandemic. 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
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
photo - Teen Sitting at Picnic Table Pandemic or Not, Teen Mental Health Is Fragile Teen mental health in California had been declining prior to COVID-19. Stressors from the pandemic may be making things worse. Read More
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