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The Future of Higher Education Enrollment in California

College enrollment and completion have long trended upward in California, but enrollment fell during the pandemic. What might California’s colleges and universities expect over the next couple of decades? PPIC senior fellow Hans Johnson will outline a new report that projects enrollment trajectories across the state’s major higher education sectors.

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California’s Multilingual Population Is Driving TK–12 Enrollment Declines

By Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

Amid ongoing overall enrollment declines in California's public school system, the trend for students who speak a language other than English at home is diverging from that for other students. This has significant implications for the funding and programs available to support English Learners.

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Groundwater in California

By Kyle Greenspan, Spencer Cole, Caitlin Peterson

Groundwater is a vital, but threatened, component of California’s water supply. Learn more about this important resource!

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A Closer Look at Enrollment Changes in California’s Public Schools

By Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill, Emmanuel Prunty

Public TK–12 enrollment in California fell by almost 15,000 students—about a quarter of a percent—in 2023–24. Although this marks the seventh straight year of declines, the statewide enrollment picture has improved considerably since the first years of the pandemic.

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