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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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Financing California’s Public Schools

By Julien Lafortune, Joseph Herrera

May 26, 2022 ... In most non-recession years, the federal share of school funding is only around 6% to 9%. The majority of funding for California K–12 schools is ...


Setting the Stage for Universal Preschool

By Laura Hill, Emmanuel Prunty

May 26, 2022 ... In the 2025–26 school year, all four-year-olds in California will be eligible to attend a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program at their ...

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