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Policy Brief: Dual Enrollment in California

By Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Mary Severance

in 18 hours ... K–12 and college partners could help all high school students complete math, English, and ethnic studies general education requirements.


Dual Enrollment in California

By Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao

6 days ago ... Dual enrollment, which provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses, is an important way to expand educational ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

... approve of Governor Newsom's handling of the K–12 education system; ... excellent or good job of preparing students for college and for the workforce, ...

Fact Sheet

Immigrants and Education in California

By Hans Johnson, Cesar Alesi Perez, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

In contrast, the share of college graduates among US-born Californians was 38% in 2019, up 11 points since 1990. Among recent immigrants, 17% had not graduated ...

Fact Sheet

The Digital Divide in Education

By Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

College students in rural (22%), low-income (21%), and Latino (16%) households were particularly likely to lack home broadband. Almost 10% of K–12 teachers ...


California’s Future: Education

By Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Niu Gao ...

... that connects early childhood, K–12, and higher education more closely. But COVID-19 has disrupted learning, funding, and progress toward improving ...


California’s Future

By Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

This multi-topic publication highlights the state's most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, ...