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Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

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

Key findings from the current survey include: More than eight in ten Californians think K12 students are falling behind academically during the COVID-19 ...


Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

By Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

Learning gaps are a growing concern after a year of online instruction. During the pandemic, uneven distribution of resources may have widened gaps and led ...

Fact Sheet

The Digital Divide in Education

By Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

Broadband access varies among college students · Distance learning has been challenging—especially for K12 schools. · Policymakers and educators scrambled to ...

Fact Sheet

California’s Digital Divide

By Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

More than one in four K12 students lack reliable internet access at home. Nearly all schools and colleges switched to distance learning in spring 2020, ...


California’s Future: Education

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

... that connects early childhood, K12, 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, ...