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photo - Back of Graduates Wearing Mortar Boards California Sees More College Graduates, but Progress Is Uneven The share of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree has grown, but gains have varied by geography and across racial/ethnic groups. Read More
photo - Student Online Learning from Home Newsom’s Budget Advances Long-Overdue Education Data System The governor’s proposed state budget includes $18.8 million in funds to move forward with a “cradle to career” data system that would provide valuable information for educators, policymakers, students, and parents. Read More
photo - Doe Library and Campanile on UC Berkeley Campus The Year Ahead in Higher Education 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? Read More
photo - Woman Examing Machine Part Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity. Read More
photo - Inland, Southern California Tackling Regional Disparities in Economic Opportunity Economic opportunity varies across California, and COVID-19 could worsen these disparities. Public policies that aim to increase opportunity should seek to address differing conditions and needs across regions. Read More
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