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Sydney Johnson covers math and science, among other topics. Before joining EdSource, Sydney was an assistant editor at EdSurge where she covered higher education and technology. Her work has also appeared in Slate, The Huffington Post, the East Bay Express, San Francisco magazine and other outlets. She has a B.A. and a B.S. from UC Berkeley.
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Only about a third of California households in rural areas are subscribed to internet service, compared with 78 percent in urban areas.
December 6, 2019
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
December 3, 2019
Math scores for Latino students have more than doubled at Robbins Elementary since 2014-15.
November 18, 2019
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.
November 1, 2019
Schools and colleges across the state have had to shut their doors this week due to smoke, power shutoffs or direct fire danger.
October 31, 2019
California’s new science standards emphasize an approach that combines scientific disciplines.
October 18, 2019
Dozens of districts across the state have adopted policies and resolutions targeting climate change.
October 8, 2019
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
September 26, 2019
Thousands of youth-led protests took place on Friday leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit next week.
September 20, 2019
Some schools may not yet have enough math and science courses to offer a State Seal of STEM.
September 11, 2019
A new rubric for science textbooks aims to help teachers understand the state standards while picking out new materials.
August 26, 2019
AB 711 would ensure that transgender and nonbinary individuals who are no longer in school can have their legal names on school documents.
August 16, 2019
Studies show that freshman year can be one of the most critical years in a student's academic journey.
August 14, 2019
The materials are not on the state’s list of approved science programs, which many districts will turn to as they begin their curriculum adoption process.
August 12, 2019
California State University adds $10 million to boost math and science teacher preparation in California
Added funding will help recruit and provide financial support for students, as well as create new credential pathways.