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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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Policy Brief: California School Districts and the Emergency Connectivity Fund

By Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao, Chansonette Buck

How well did federal pandemic funding improve digital access for historically underserved K–12 students and their families? Districts focused on building connectivity—rather than purchasing devices—but more work is needed to narrow the digital divide.

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California School Districts and the Emergency Connectivity Fund

By Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao

How well did federal pandemic funds improve digital access for historically underserved K–12 students and their families? A new report details how districts worked to close California’s digital divide in education, with suggestions for building momentum now that a key program has ended.

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Video: Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Sarah Bardeen

Groundwater recharge is one of the most promising ways to address groundwater overdraft in the San Joaquin Valley. So are we socking away enough water during the wet periods? In an event last week, we shared our latest research on the subject. Read the highlights and watch the video!

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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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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

PPIC’s June survey tracks Californians’ support for presidential and US Senate candidates and gauges support on fiscal measures that may appear on the November ballot. The survey also explores opinions of the governor’s May Revision of the state budget and of his proposals to manage the budget shortfall. PPIC associate survey director Dean Bonner will present findings and discuss key takeaways from the survey with survey analyst Lauren Mora.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Lauren Mora, Deja Thomas

Key findings include: Adam Schiff leads over Steve Garvey in the US Senate race; likely voters prefer the Democratic to the Republican candidate in House races. Californians support the governor’s May Revision to the budget but have mixed views on proposals to manage the budget shortfall. Majorities oppose ballot measures that impact state and local governments’ ability to raise revenues.

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Who Works from Home?

By Hans Johnson, Sarah Bohn, Eric McGhee

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in remote work. We examine the demographics of remote work in California and how it varies by education, income, age, and race/ethnicity.

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