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California’s New Baby Bust June 4 2021 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.
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.
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.
Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools April 30 2021 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.
Pandemic or Not, Teen Mental Health Is Fragile March 4 2021 Teen mental health in California had been declining prior to COVID-19. Stressors from the pandemic may be making things worse.