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Severance, Mary – Public Policy Institute of California, 2022
California's K-12 school facilities require significant new and ongoing investments to address aging infrastructure, changes in educational programs, and federal and state regulations. Funding for facilities comes mostly from local sources and depends on local property wealth. The state provides some funding through the School Facility Program…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Educational Facilities, Educational Equity (Finance)
Lafortune, Julien; Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2022
California's K-12 school facilities require significant new and ongoing investments. Funding for facilities comes mostly from local sources, and depends crucially on local property wealth. The state provides some funding for facilities through the School Facility Program (SFP), which usually requires local matching contributions. The authors begin…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Educational Facilities, Educational Equity (Finance)
Lafortune, Julien; Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2022
This document contains the technical appendices for the report "Equitable State Funding for School Facilities: Assessing California's School Facility Program." Appendices include: (1) Data Sources; and (2) Supplemental Tables and Figures. [The authors received research support from Joseph Herrera. For the full report, see ED617949. For…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Educational Facilities, Educational Equity (Finance)
Baldassare, Mark; Bonner, Dean; Lawler, Rachel; Thomas, Deja – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers nonpartisan, objective, advocacy-free information on the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents. PPIC invites input, comments, and suggestions from policy and public opinion experts and from its own advisory committee, but survey methods, questions, and content are determined…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, State Surveys, Parent Attitudes, School Closing
Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The PPIC Statewide Survey was inaugurated in 1998 to provide a way for Californians to express their views on important public policy issues. The survey provides timely, relevant, nonpartisan information on Californians' political, social, and economic opinions. It seeks to inform and improve state policymaking, raise awareness, and encourage…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Design, Sample Size, Data Collection
McConville, Shannon; Bohn, Sarah; Brooks, Bonnie; Dadgar, Mina – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The current economic crisis hit Californians with less education hard and brought greater attention to the role public workforce training can play in an equitable recovery. To support workforce needs and the economic success of residents, California invests heavily in access to education beyond high school. The state deployed between $6 and $7…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education, Career Pathways
McConville, Shannon; Bohn, Sarah; Brooks, Bonnie; Dadgar, Mina – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The California community college system is the largest provider of publicly funded career education in the state. Community colleges are therefore critical for effective and equitable workforce training, even as the system has a governance and financing structure that creates challenges to connecting college programs to careers. Furthermore, there…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education, Career Pathways
Gao, Niu; Hill, Laura; Lafortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
A year of distance learning under COVID-19 has fueled growing concerns about the academic progress and social and emotional health of children. In particular, worries increased around how the pandemic has affected high-need and underserved students, including English Learners and children with disabilities, children in foster care and from…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts
Gao, Niu; Hill, Laura; Lafortune, Julien – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
A year of distance learning under COVID-19 has fueled growing concerns about the academic progress and social and emotional health of children. In particular, worries increased around how the pandemic has affected high-need and underserved students, including English Learners and children with disabilities, children in foster care and from…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts
Hayes, Joseph; Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, digital connectivity is critical to student learning. Gaps in digital access--including reliable access to internet and a digital device--are a driving force in the educational inequities evident during distance learning. In this report, the authors use data on a sample of California households with children…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Technology
Hsieh, Vicki – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of digital connectivity for learning--while revealing serious inequities in access to broadband and computing devices. For the 2021-22 school year, California has focused on getting as many students as possible back to the classroom. But digital access at home remains essential. As digital tools for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Electronic Learning, Internet, Access to Computers
Hayes, Joseph; Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
This document contains the technical appendices for the report "Achieving Digital Equity for California's Students." Appendices include: (1) Census Household Pulse Survey; and (2) Additional Figures. [For the full report, see ED617930. For the Policy Brief, see ED617933.]
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Rodriguez, Olga; Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
Dual enrollment, which provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses and earn college credit, is an important way to expand educational opportunities, improve economic mobility, and meet California's workforce needs. State leaders have recently increased support for dual enrollment, and the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, COVID-19
Severance, Mary – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
Dual enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses and earn college credit. The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a surge in participation across the country, and equity-centered legislation has raised dual enrollment's profile in California. Because California's public K-12 schools serve large shares of students…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, COVID-19
Rodriguez, Olga; Gao, Niu – Public Policy Institute of California, 2021
This document contains the technical appendices for the report "Dual Enrollment in California: Promoting Equitable Student Access and Success." Appendices include: (1) Data and methods; and (2) Additional tables and figures. [This report was written with research support from Bonnie Brooks and Gabriel Gutierrez Aragon. For the full…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, COVID-19
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