Policy brief: laying the groundwork for universal early education


about the authors

Laura Hill is Director of Policy and Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her areas of expertise are K-12 education and immigration. She currently researches English learners in California schools, special education, and ESL students in community colleges. His recent publications examine student performance on state K-12 assessments and the link between language reclassification policies and student achievement. Prior to joining PPIC, she was a research associate at the SPHERE Institute and a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Aging. She holds a doctorate in demography and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Emmanuel Prunty is a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California, where he focuses on K-12 education policy. Since joining PPIC, he has worked on topics such as remote learning, transitional kindergarten, and declining enrollment during the pandemic. Previously, he interned at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center and was a graduate student instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in economics and ethnic studies and majored in demography. .

Vicki Hsieh is an editor at the Public Policy Institute of California. She works with research staff to publish clear and compelling reports, briefings, and other materials for broad audiences, including state legislators, policy experts, and the media. Prior to joining PPIC, she worked at Hanover Research as a project manager and research writer for K-12 and higher education. She holds a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine and a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and psychology from Cornell University.

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