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Poverty & Inequality
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.
Californians Want Policies that Close the Gap between Rich and Poor July 8 2021 About two in three Californians—including majorities across regions and demographic groups—say that the state should do more to reduce income inequality.
Tax Hurdles May Limit Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit July 1 2021 The one-year expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit could reduce child poverty in California by a third. But the actual impact of this expanded credit depends on how many eligible families claim it.
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.
Video: California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery June 24 2021 An expert panel discusses a new PPIC report on how policymakers might best leverage safety net resources to broaden economic security and opportunity.