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Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The abrupt shift to distance learning at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis exacerbated inequalities in California's K-12 system and added urgency to an ongoing discussion about the role of high school graduation policy in promoting equitable student outcomes. More rigorous graduation requirements, particularly in math and science, can improve…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Online Courses
Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
This is the technical appendix for the report, "Does Raising High School Graduation Requirements Improve Student Outcomes?" While high school graduation rates in California have increased in the past decade, nearly 40 percent of California high school graduates do not enroll in college; the disruptive impact of the pandemic has…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Graduation Requirements, Enrollment
Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The past year highlighted and heightened California's key challenges. Millions of Californians lost jobs and income during the COVID-19 crisis; low-income families, communities of color, and women were hit hardest. As schools and universities shifted rapidly to remote learning, educators and parents scrambled to provide all students with…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
Hill, Laura; Lee, Andrew; Hayes, Joseph – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
All students confronted obstacles during the 2020 school year, but for students learning English, the year presented a distinct set of difficulties. Even as English Learner (EL) students shared in the common struggles around internet-based instruction, the tools to measure their progress in becoming proficient in English became largely unavailable…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Evaluation Criteria, Standard Setting
Hill, Laura; Lee, Andrew; Hayes, Joseph – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
These are the technical appendices for the report, "Surveying the Landscape of California's English Learner Reclassification Policy." The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) developed the survey of district reclassification policies in consultation with English learner (EL) experts and several large school districts, as well as…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Evaluation Criteria, School Districts
Warren, Paul; Lafortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
Demographic projections from the California Department of Finance (DOF) suggest that California's public K-12 school system is entering a long period of declining enrollment. Districts with declining enrollment face fiscal pressures, as state funding is tied to the number of students they serve. Declining enrollment also has important implications…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Warren, Paul; Lafortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
Demographic projections from the California Department of Finance (DOF) suggest that California's public K-12 school system is entering a long period of declining enrollment. Districts with declining enrollment face fiscal pressures, as state funding is tied to the number of students they serve. Declining enrollment also has important implications…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, School Districts
Jackson, Jacob; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
The value of a college degree is the highest it has been in decades. The typical full-time worker with a bachelor's degree earned $81,000 in 2017, while the typical worker with only a high school diploma earned $36,000. Educational attainĀ­ment is associated with lower unemployment and less strain on the social safety net, as well as higher tax…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Supply and Demand, Student Costs
Warren, Paul; Gao, Niu; Hill, Laura; LaFortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
California educates more than 6 million children in its K-12 public schools. More than half of these students are economically disadvantaged. About one in five are English Learners (ELs), compared with one in ten nationwide. In 2013, the state created the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to simplify school funding and significantly increase…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Students
Gao, Niu; Lafortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for safe school facilities that protect the health of children and staff. With the first day of school just weeks away, most K-12 schools are likely to rely on distance learning for the start of the academic year. When schools do reopen, adhering to current guidelines on physical distancing, cleaning,…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Physical Environment, Facility Guidelines, School Closing
Gao, Niu; Lafortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
This document includes two technical appendices that accompany the full report, "Improving K-12 School Facilities in California." The two appendixes include: (1) FIT Assessment Data; and (2) Supplemental Tables and Figures. [For the full report, "Improving K-12 School Facilities in California," see ED607958.]
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Physical Environment, Facility Guidelines, School Buildings
Cook, Kevin; Mehlotra, Radhika – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
California State University (CSU) is an engine of economic mobility for Californians, particularly those from historically underrepresented communities. The system's 23 campuses are also vital in helping the state meet labor market demands for highly educated workers. But despite annual funding increases, CSU has struggled to enroll all eligible…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Enrollment Management, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Cook, Kevin; Mehlotra, Radhika – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
This is the appendix for the report, "Expanding Enrollment Capacity at California State University." California State University (CSU) is an engine of economic mobility for Californians, particularly those from historically underrepresented communities. The system's 23 campuses are also vital in helping the state meet labor market…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Enrollment Management, Capacity Building, Educational Resources
Johnson, Hans; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
California enrolls a much larger share of students in community college than other states; ensuring more of these students transfer to four-year institutions can strengthen the economic security of California workers. This transfer role is especially important for low-income students, first-generation college students, and students from…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Paying for College, Transfer Policy
Johnson, Hans; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar – Public Policy Institute of California, 2020
This document includes two technical appendices that accompany the full report, "Increasing Community College Transfers: Progress and Barriers." The two appendixes include: (1) Data and Methods; and (2) Figures and Tables. [For the full report, "Increasing Community College Transfers: Progress and Barriers," see ED608004.]
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Enrollment
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