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Rethinking Stormwater—From Waste to Treasure

By Sarah Bardeen

Unmanaged stormwater can be a flood hazard and a contaminant, but when it’s properly managed, it actually can benefit communities by creating green spaces and recharging aquifers. We spoke with CASQA’s Karen Cowan to learn more about this underappreciated resource.

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Video: The Future of Higher Education Enrollment in California

By Mary Severance

PPIC senior fellow Hans Johnson details a new report on the future of enrollment across UC, CSU, community colleges, and private nonprofit colleges and discusses key implications for California's education system and the state's workforce.

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California Prison Programs and Reentry Pathways

By Heather Harris, Brandon Martin, Sean Cremin

In recent years, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has expanded programs that support community reintegration. But participation has been low. A new report details the rehabilitative needs of people in prison, CDCR efforts to expand programs to meet those needs, and factors that may affect participation.

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The Future of Higher Education Enrollment in California

By Hans Johnson, Cesar Alesi Perez

College enrollment and completion have long trended upward in California, but enrollment declined during the pandemic. What might the state’s colleges and universities expect in the future? While California’s population is expected to grow very slowly, rising rates of college readiness among high school graduates will drive increases in enrollment over the next decade.

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Policy Brief: The Future of Higher Education Enrollment in California

By Hans Johnson, Cesar Alesi Perez, Mary Severance

Higher education has long been a driver of economic mobility and well-being in California. While college enrollment and completion have long trended upward, the state population fell and higher education enrollment declined during the pandemic. How will California’s colleges and universities fare over the next two decades?

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