PPIC Higher Education Center
Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh January 25 2021 The current economic downturn has had an outsized impact on low-wage workers, communities of color, and women, and threatens to widen inequality. The right short- and long-term policies could help those most affected while broadening economic opportunity.
Testimony: A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges Olga Rodriguez January 19 2021 In testimony for the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, PPIC’s Olga Rodriguez presents research showing that expanded access to transfer-level English and math courses improves student outcomes and narrows—but does not erase—racial inequities.
Improving College Readiness through Dual Enrollment Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Bonnie Brooks, Gabriel Gutierrez-Aragon January 15 2021 Dual enrollment--allowing high school students to take college courses--is an important strategy for expanding educational opportunities. It’s especially important for helping students from underserved communities.
The Year Ahead in Higher Education Hans Johnson January 13 2021 Last year brought historic disruptions to California’s colleges and universities. In 2021, how can policymakers and higher education officials draw on lessons learned during the pandemic while building on progress that was underway prior to COVID-19?