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Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon, Sarah Bohn

Oct 26, 2022 ... Poverty rates fell during the pandemic—especially for children—but a considerable share of Californians still live near or under the poverty ...

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Our Experts Weigh In on the Drought

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Sarah Bardeen

Jul 19, 2022 ... We sat down with Mount, senior fellow Alvar Escriva-Bou, and center director Ellen Hanak to discuss recent water news.

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College Admissions in an Era of Uncertainty

By Niu Gao, Hans Johnson

Jan 5, 2022 ... In addition, UC eliminated the use of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT for admission decisions, and expanded the number of courses ...

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Geography of College Enrollment in California

By Cesar Alesi Perez, Hans Johnson, Vicki Hsieh

Sep 15, 2021 ... UC's recent decision to eliminate the use of SAT and ACT scores in admissions could have a similar effect. Another option would be a dual ...

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COVID-19 Alters College Admissions

By Jacob Jackson, Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao

May 5, 2020 ... Most standardized tests used for admission—such as SAT and ACT—and for placement purposes, such as the Smarter Balanced Assessment, ...