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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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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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Photo of a multi-generational familyImmigrants in California

California is home to almost 11 million immigrants—about a quarter of the foreign-born population nationwide. More than half (53%) of California’s immigrants are naturalized US…

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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 - 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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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 - student in classroomCalifornia’s Future: Education

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,…

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photo - Young Woman Studying at HomeA New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges

A landmark law (AB 705) has helped tens of thousands of community college students complete the courses necessary for transfer to a four-year college. But…

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