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photo - Elementary School Students Wearing Masks and Returning to SchoolPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Key findings from the current survey include: More than eight in ten Californians think K–12 students are falling behind academically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most…

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photo - Teacher Delivering Instruction OnlineDistance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Learning gaps are a growing concern after a year of online instruction. During the pandemic, uneven distribution of resources may have widened gaps and led…

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photo - Oroville River during DroughtDroughts in California

California is highly prone to droughts, and climate change makes them worse. This fact sheet describes key challenges to managing dry times.

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photo - Woman Wearing Mask at Mailbox, Mailing in BallotVote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

Many states changed their policies to increase voting by mail and reduce the risk from COVID-19 during the 2020 election. In California, officials took extra…

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photo - Backs of Elementary Students in a Row JumpingBuilding California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System

A yearlong collaboration among educational institutions, state agencies, advocates, and researchers has led to a plan for a statewide system that connects K–12, higher education,…

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Filling Glass with Water from Kitchen Faucet in East Porterville, California - pixel-ca-dwr-FL_Porterville-9320Access to Safe Drinking Water

Not every Californian has access to safe and reliable drinking water. Small communities relying on groundwater are most likely to have chronic water quality problems.

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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include: As approval of Governor Newsom holds steady, four in ten likely voters would vote to remove the governor…

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photo - Students Group On CampusImmigrants and Education in California

Educational attainment among California’s recent immigrants has risen markedly. Immigrants now make up 31% of California workers with at least a bachelor’s degree. However, immigrants…

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