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The Political Views of Young Californians

By Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Dean Bonner

Do younger Californians have different opinions than older Californians on politics and policy? A new report reveals the gaps between younger and older Californians in their partisanship, ideology, and opinions on current issues. The young may be more liberal—and less polarized by party—than their older counterparts.

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Making the Most of State Investments in Dual Enrollment

By Daniel Payares-Montoya, Mary Severance

California is taking various steps to expand the reach of dual enrollment, which allows high school students to take college courses. We talked with Dr. Sandra Fuentes, Interim Dean of Early College at Reedley College in the Central Valley, about how dual enrollment can help historically underserved students succeed in postsecondary education.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

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

Key findings of the latest survey include: The California Legislature is considering a school facilities bond for the November ballot; about half of likely voters say they would vote yes on such a measure. A similar share would vote yes on a local school bond. About eight in ten public school parents see catching up academically or addressing the pandemic’s social-emotional impact as the biggest K–12 challenge. Majorities think local public schools are preparing students well for college and career.

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2020 Census: Counting the Inland Empire

By Tess Thorman, Vicki Hsieh, Sarah Bohn

Counting Californians accurately in the 2020 Census is crucial. Many factors make the Inland Empire—home to more than 4.5 million Californians—a particularly challenging region.

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