Laura Hill

Laura Hill
Laura Hill
Policy Director and Senior Fellow,
Public Policy Institute of California

Laura Hill is a policy director and senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her areas of expertise are K–12 education and immigration. She is currently researching English learners in California schools, ESL students in community colleges, and the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula. Her recent publications examine the link between language reclassification policies and student success, as well as undocumented immigrants and health insurance. She has been a research associate at the SPHERE Institute and a National Institute of Aging postdoctoral fellow. She received her PhD in demography from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2018

Publications by Laura Hill
California’s Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program provides an additional year of schooling within the K–12 system that aims to prepare children for kindergarten. Launched a decade ago with limited eligibility, the program will be expanded to all…
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which highlights accountability for student success, has identified the progress of special education students as an area of particular concern. Statewide, the LCFF outcome data show that students…