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photo - High School Graduate Smiling and Hugging Mother After Graduation CeremonyDoes Raising High School Graduation Requirements Improve Student Outcomes?

The shift to distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis exacerbated inequities in California’s K–12 system, adding urgency to an ongoing discussion about the role of…

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photo - Electric Power Line Along a Rural Highway in Bridgeport, CaliforniaCalifornia’s Digital Divide

Broadband subscriptions were at all-time highs before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but racial/ethnic gaps persist, and rural household face particular challenges.

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photo - Student Distance Learning from HomeThe Digital Divide in Education

The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the importance of technology in education—and highlighted long-standing gaps in broadband and device access that affect African American, Latino, and lower-income…

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photo - Child Distance Learning from HomeSurveying the Landscape of California’s English Learner Reclassification Policy

Measuring the progress of English Learners grew more complex after California schools switched to online learning, as some tools to assess students became unavailable. This…

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photo - Man Arrested by Police OfficersArrests in California

Local law enforcement directives during the pandemic likely led to fewer overall arrests in California. Violent offenses are the largest category of felony arrests; drug…

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photo of county jail fenceCalifornia’s County Jails

With crowded conditions in some jails and limited health care infrastructure, the pandemic creates many challenges for county jails in California.

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Photo of man in handcuffsCrime Trends in California

California’s crime rates have shifted amid the pandemic, but the full impact is unclear. Prior to the pandemic, a majority of counties saw decreases in…

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photo - police officerLaw Enforcement Staffing in California

Following a year of mass protests against racial injustice and police brutality, Californians share national concerns about policing. The recession and local budget cuts may…

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