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Addressing Inequities in Reopening Schools during COVID

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

2 days ago ... While nearly all California schools switched to remote learning early in the pandemic, the return to in-person instruction varied across the ...


The Impact of COVID-19 on Science Education

By Niu Gao, Kathy DiRanna, Maria T. Chang Fay

3 days ago ... COVID-19 school shutdowns were especially disruptive for science education, which has long been a lower priority than math and English ...

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The Digital Divide in Education

By Darriya Starr, Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao

At the outset of the pandemic, as schools shifted abruptly to distance learning, about seven in ten (71%) California households with school-enrolled ...

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School Meals May Help Families Fight Food Inflation

By Caroline Danielson, Niu Gao

Jun 1, 2022 ... The rising cost of food and other necessities is an especially large challenge for low-income families. For households with schoolchildren, ...


Understanding the Effects of School Funding

May 26, 2022 ... Funding for California's K–12 public schools has reached record highs, but gaps in student outcomes remain. Understanding the benefits of ...

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