Donate
PPIC Logo Independent, objective, nonpartisan research

Search Results

Filters Sort by:
blog post

Addressing Inequities in Reopening Schools during COVID

By Joseph Herrera, Darriya Starr, Emmanuel Prunty, Niu Gao

While nearly all California schools switched to remote learning early in the pandemic, the return to in-person instruction varied across the state—potentially worsening educational inequities.

blog post

Video: Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis

By Vicki Hsieh

PPIC’s Lande Ajose talks with an expert panel about the mental health challenges facing children and adolescents and efforts underway to promote their emotional well-being.

blog post

Video: Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Stephanie Barton

Flush with state and federal dollars for K–12 schools, California has surpassed the national average in school spending. Does more funding lead to better student outcomes?

blog post

Budget Surplus Divides Californians

By Dean Bonner

While most Californians hold an optimistic view of the state budget, they are divided on how to spend a historically large surplus.

blog post

School Meals May Help Families Fight Food Inflation

By Caroline Danielson, Niu Gao

The rising cost of food and other necessities is an especially large challenge for low-income families. For households with schoolchildren, school meals can help address the impact of higher prices and increase access to nutritious food.

blog post

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.

blog post

Concerned about Costs, Most Californians Support Universal Preschool

By Dean Bonner

An overwhelming majority of Californians say that the affordability of preschool is at least somewhat of a problem. A similar share says the state should fund voluntary preschool programs for all four-year-olds, though views vary across party lines.

blog post

Most Parents Hope Their Kids Will Go to College, but Costs Are a Concern

By Deja Thomas

Overwhelming majorities of California parents want their children to get a college degree, but many parents worry about costs. Among households with lower incomes and lower educational attainment, the shares saying they are “very worried” have increased in the past year.

Search results are limited to 100 items. Please use the Refine Results tool if you are not finding what you are looking for.