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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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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.
August 1, 2019
From residential life to calculus, relationship-building comes first in this STEM summer program.
July 31, 2019
Many programs struggle to keep up with operational costs, potentially limiting access to STEM offered outside of school hours.
July 26, 2019
A new Computer Science Hub launching this summer aims to help prepare teachers around the state to lead computer science classes.
July 2, 2019
New preK-12 curriculum in the Tracy Unified School District will integrate math, science, engineering, computer science and English language arts.
June 28, 2019
Students of color, rural students and low-income students are among the least likely to have access to computer science courses.