Pat Maio is the Common Core math-NGSS writer. He previously covered K-12 education in San Diego for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has a strong background in financial reporting, and has covered major financial stories ranging from the dot-com bust of the late 90s and the S&L crisis, to electricity deregulation in California and the Great Recession. He began his career in Ohio and West Virginia, and moved on to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, where he had the inside scoop on the sale of the Orioles baseball team to Peter Angelos after helping Angelos find the right person to call. He also has won several journalism awards, including stories on the Beirut bombing that killed more than 200 Marines, the launch of the space shuttle Discovery after the Challenger explosion, and worker shortages in San Diego avocado groves. His latest award came for his economics writing on the recovery of the welding industry in San Diego.
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State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
January 29, 2017
“The push is on to protect schools from privatization as well as to create safe spaces for immigrants, women and minorities,” said California Teachers Association President Eric Heins.
January 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
January 18, 2017
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
January 6, 2017
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
December 21, 2016
The consortium, led by Riverside Unified, is the biggest alliance of schools in California that is trying to increase access to computer science education.
December 15, 2016
The students build English skills as they work in teams and record the progress of their projects in journals.
November 30, 2016
California education officials want the U.S. Department of Education to permanently suspend the current multiple-choice, paper-and-pencil science assessments that are based on outdated standards from 1998.
November 30, 2016
However, fewer than 1 percent nationwide are interested in teaching STEM subjects, a new ACT report finds.
November 28, 2016
Students will be learning based on the new Next Generation Science Standards.
November 3, 2016
The national test results show scores from 4th- and 8th-graders.
October 27, 2016
State officials plan to administer a pilot test aligned with new science standards.
October 25, 2016
Paid out over five years, it’s one of the biggest grants the Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program has awarded to help Latino and high-needs students
October 21, 2016
One of the goals is to increase the number of computer science courses offered.
October 16, 2016
The state wants to avoid double testing students during the transition to a new test.
October 5, 2016
Most of California's largest school districts filled nearly all their job openings.
Fermin Leal and Pat Maio
September 30, 2016
The new magnet school provides students a hands-on learning experience.
September 13, 2016
One-fifth of California high schools will offer the course this year
August 23, 2016
The program is attempting to alleviate a persistent achievement gap.
July 12, 2016
University officials believe students need more math preparation.
June 30, 2016
The new approach emphasizes experiments and hands-on learning.
June 26, 2016
The state currently lacks computer science curriculum standards.