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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Education

Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Niu Gao, Jacob Jackson, Julien Lafortune, and Olga Rodriguez

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.

California has begun moving toward a “cradle to career” approach that connects early childhood, K-12, and higher education more closely. But COVID-19 has disrupted learning, funding, and progress toward improving student outcomes and has exacerbated racial and economic equity gaps.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that focuses on California’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in five key areas:



Access Completion COVID-19 Equity Finance Higher Education K–12 Education