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California students continue to struggle with essential reading skills. Adopting proven “structured literacy” strategies can make a difference.
Every California community college is working to develop the next three-year iteration of its student equity plan. We owe it to our students to develop strategies and actions that can eliminate racial disparities.
In years past, finding enough substitute teachers at California’s high schools was not a daily struggle. Now they are in high demand.
Current proposals to broaden access to legal services are predicated on sound regulatory frameworks that keep the public protected.
Only a small portion of Medi-Cal’s primary care providers share quality health data. We need to close the digital divide that has left behind the 13.6 million Californians supported by Medi-Cal health insurance, CalFresh food assistance and CalWORKs cash assistance—more than a third of our state’s population.
The governor should be speeding up the transition to zero-emission technologies, not padding the coffers of profit-rich oil companies.
A statewide media collaboration to raise awareness about poverty and income inequality through in-depth journalism and community outreach.
The California Dream for All program would allow the state to invest alongside first-time homebuyers so that they could afford to purchase a home in California.
Can Californians afford electric cars? Wait lists for rebates are long and some programs have shut down
State funding is insufficient so lower-income residents have trouble getting their subsidies. The problems jeopardize California’s climate and air pollution goals as electric car prices keep rising.
The governor’s new water plan is timely and much needed, but making it happen will require unprecedented compromises from California’s powerful environmentalist lobby.
Explore CalMatters’ explainer “card decks” to discover the data-driven context you need to make sense of big issues confronting California.
The Democratic Party could regret its failure to better coordinate campaigns in California and spend more money on congressional races that helped determine control of the House of Representatives.
The narrative that young voters surpassed seniors in election turnout is simply not true. But they are influencing elections in a major way, and helping Democrats win elections across California.
Corporations can no longer pay lip service to the rights of LGBTQ+ people while actively undermining them through their political donations.
California must show the nation a way that offers complete democratic participation, inclusion and a narrative of “Belonging.” Here’s how:
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step — like the one Assembly Democrats took Wednesday, when they unveiled their budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.…