Project Lead the Way, the California Mathematics Council and Storyline Online provide ideas for activities parents and children can do together.
The Technovation contest is one of many summer programs aimed at encouraging girls to pursue math and computer science.
The state's fourth-largest school district is among the leaders in finding creative ways to staff classrooms.
Statewide efforts to increase the number of math and science teachers have had some impact.
To help solve California's math and science teacher shortage, new programs aim to help mid-career professionals switch careers.
Those who are participating say it's important to fight funding cuts to science agencies and education.
Girls score the same as boys on math and science tests, but women make up only 29 percent of the STEM workforce.
As prices come down, more schools are using high-tech headsets to supplement science lessons.
New standards, among the most comprehensive in the nation, focus on human impacts.
The approach encourages hands-on learning through experiments.
In some cases, English learners outscored their English-proficient peers on standardized tests.
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.
School employees in 25 school districts or county offices of education who want to become teachers are eligible to receive annual grants of up to $4,000 as part of an effort to add more teachers to the workforce.
The consortium, led by Riverside Unified, is the biggest alliance of schools in California that is trying to increase access to computer science education.