Supporters of new funding for teacher recruitment programs said they're disappointed in Gov. Jerry Brown's initial state budget proposal.
According to the National Science Board, women remain largely underrepresented in the nation’s STEM workforce.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, assessed 4th-graders, 8th-graders and advanced 12th-graders in 2015.
However, fewer than 1 percent nationwide are interested in teaching STEM subjects, a new ACT report finds.
Still, only a third of juniors met or exceeded standards in math.
One-fifth of California high schools will offer the course this year
The program is attempting to alleviate a persistent achievement gap.
University officials believe students need more math preparation.
The state has long struggled with a shortage of math and science teachers.
The course would be aligned with CSU's expectations for incoming freshmen.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Jo Boaler published Mathematical Mindsets to help improve math education.