The coronavirus outbreak poses a tremendous challenge to California, the nation, and the global community. PPIC’s analyses examine the impacts of COVID-19 and how policy choices and other actions can help address them.
Event Reopening California’s Schools March 4 2021 As California nears the one-year anniversary of the first pandemic-induced shutdowns, the question of how to handle the state’s public K–12 schools remains fraught. As vaccinations ramp up, deep concerns over equity, learning loss, and physical and mental health remain. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with a panel of distinguished experts about the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Blog Post Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake February 26 2021 Dr. Michael V. Drake talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how UC has responded to COVID-19 and discusses the system’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and diversity.
Event A Conversation with California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro February 26 2021 How is the California State University addressing major ongoing challenges, from the pandemic and its economic impact to persistent concerns about racial equity? Recently appointed CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro will join PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging conversation about short- and long-term priorities for higher education in California.
Blog Post Early Support and High Hopes for President Joe Biden February 26 2021 Strong majorities of Californians approve of how President Biden is handling his job and think he will be able to work with Congress to accomplish a lot in the next year. But views are split along partisan lines.
Blog Post To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors February 25 2021 Seniors rely on the internet to check vaccine availability and set up appointments. Disparities in broadband access may compound challenges for many communities already hit hard by the pandemic.