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Managing Freshwater Ecosystems in a Pandemic

By Jeffrey Mount

Efforts to maintain the health of California’s freshwater ecosystems have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet maintaining momentum on this work is key to reducing the impact of a hotter, drier climate.

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Students Prepare for AP Exams during COVID-19

By Niu Gao

Students who are less economically advantaged and those with special educational needs could face challenges in preparing for and taking AP tests this year.

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Video: Californians and Education

By Stephanie Barton

PPIC’s Mark Baldassare and Alyssa Dykman discuss a new statewide survey that examines a variety of education issues, including concerns about school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

Key findings from the current survey include many California parents see school closures for COVID-19 as somewhat of a problem and are concerned with providing productive learning at home. An overwhelming majority of parents approve of school districts’ handling of closures and Governor Newsom’s handling of K–12 education. As optimism wanes about the economy, views on school bonds are mixed.

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Mary Severance

PPIC’s latest statewide survey looks at support for a school facilities bond, views on housing and homelessness, and the Democratic presidential primary race in California.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Alyssa Dykman

Key findings from the current survey include Sanders (27%), Biden (24%), and Warren (23%) are the frontrunners in California’s Democratic presidential primary; Most Californians say President Trump should be removed from office and disapprove of his handling of the situation with Iran; More than half (53%) of likely voters support a statewide measure to authorize $15 billion in bonds for construction and modernization of public education facilities; 36 percent oppose it and 10 percent are undecided; Californians are most likely to name homelessness as the most important issue for the governor and legislature to address in the coming year.

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Mary Severance

PPIC’s latest statewide survey looks at support for candidates in the 2020 Democratic primary, as well as views on impeachment, wildfires, and homelessness.

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