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.
Blog Post Video: Californians and Education May 7 2021 PPIC’s Rachel Lawler and Mark Baldassare discuss new survey findings about Californians’ views on student learning during the pandemic, Governor Newsom’s handling of K–12 education, and other topics.
Blog Post How Do Californians View the COVID-19 Vaccine? May 5 2021 Although nearly half of Californians have gotten at least one dose, vaccine hesitancy—which varies across racial/ethnic groups and regions—continues to present a challenge in fully vaccinating the state’s population.
Blog Post Bay Area Recovery May Lag without Onsite Tech Workers April 30 2021 Unemployment in the San Francisco Bay Area is lower than statewide. But a sustained recovery—especially in the region’s downtown districts—could depend on many employees shifting back to onsite work as the pandemic recedes.
Blog Post Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools April 30 2021 An expert panel discusses new PPIC research on how K–12 districts across the state have handled distance learning amid the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publication PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education April 28 2021 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 pandemic. Most Californians approve of Governor Newsom’s handling of the K–12 education system; most also approve of the way he is handling school reopening. Most say that the state’s public schools should be at least partially open now, and six in ten are concerned that schools will not be open for full-time in-person instruction this fall. Majorities say their local public schools do an excellent or good job of preparing students for college and for the workforce, but four in ten parents would opt for private school if cost and location were not at issue.