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

Key findings from the current survey include a majority approve of Governor Newsom’s job performance and his handling of COVID-19—but the state gets low marks…

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photo - Teenage Girl Listening with Headphones and Looking at TabletAssessing Teen Well-Being and Mental Health after the Medi-Cal Expansion

Through the Medi-Cal expansion, California invested in adult mental health—but did teens also benefit? This report examines trends in adolescent mental health and maltreatment, and…

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cover shot of California's Future publicationCalifornia’s Future

This multi-topic publication highlights the state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, safety net, and water and a…

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photo - young girlCalifornia’s Future: Safety Net

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of California’s safety net, which helps millions of low-income adults and children meet basic needs. It has also…

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