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Video: Setting the Stage for Universal Preschool

By Vicki Hsieh

PPIC researcher Emmanuel Prunty presents new findings on access to Transitional Kindergarten (TK) across diverse student groups, and an expert panel discusses how to ensure an equitable expansion of TK.

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How Has California Narrowed Its K–12 Digital Divide?

By Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes, Darriya Starr

Since the onset of the pandemic, educators and policymakers have made substantial strides in addressing two key barriers to universal digital access—affordability and infrastructure.


Two Years of COVID in California

By Ashlyn Perri

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, PPIC has provided insights on the far-reaching impact of the pandemic. Two years in, we reflect on what COVID-19 has meant for California—and how it has reshaped our lives.

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Helping K–12 Students Recover from the Pandemic

By Laura Hill, Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune

Increased state and federal resources will play a key role as California helps students overcome learning disruptions of the past two years, though longer-term challenges remain.

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Health in California Two Years into the Pandemic

By Shannon McConville, Paulette Cha

The COVID-19 pandemic not only highlighted longstanding health disparities in our state but also underscored the importance of health coverage and access to care.

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Video: Policing in California

By Stephanie Barton

PPIC’s Deepak Premkumar and Magnus Lofstrom discuss new reports that examine racial disparities in law enforcement stops and analyze police use of force and misconduct.


Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

The importance of digital connectivity in K–12 education has never been more apparent. Did student access to devices and the internet improve during the pandemic? Did unprecedented investments in broadband help close equity gaps in digital access? PPIC researcher Joseph Hayes will outline key findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss how local, state, and national stakeholders can continue working together on this vital issue.

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