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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Experts say lack of child care, limited access to internet and computers for some, and teacher training would hinder online learning for many schools.
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
March 3, 2020
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
February 7, 2020
Family coding events have spurred some districts to increase computer science offerings during the school day.
February 5, 2020
For years the need for trained and qualified teachers has been growing in schools across California, especially in math and science.
January 15, 2020
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.