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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.
For California’s Educational Data System, Public Support Will Be Key July 9 2021 California has ambitious plans to build one of the most connected data systems in the nation. Sustained public and financial support is essential to its success.
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.
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.