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Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Dual Enrollment in California

By Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Mary Severance

Because California's public K–12 schools serve large shares of students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, ...


Dual Enrollment in California

By Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao

Oct 13, 2021 ... Dual enrollment, which provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses, is an important way to expand educational ...


Targeted K–12 Funding and Student Outcomes

By Julien Lafortune

SOURCE: California Department of Education, SACS district finance data and enrollment files; Author's calculations. NOTES: Basic aid districts are excluded.

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 K–12 students are falling behind academically during the COVID-19 ...


Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

By Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

Distance learning has further revealed how unevenly educational resources are distributed-from access to internet and devices, to teacher instruction and ...