California is in the midst of major reforms in the way math is taught based on the Common Core standards. It is also implementing new approaches to teaching science as a result of the state’s adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. At the same time, the state faces a shortage of teachers in both math and science. How well students do in each of these major areas of the curriculum have long-range implications for California’s future.
A series of activities designed to teach math concepts inspired by children’s books is being piloted as part of a statewide early math initiative.
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
Opponents include state leaders and activists, who reiterated fears that the change will harm black, Latino and low-income students.
The state is promoting computer science in K-12 schools, but UC and CSU colleges lack bandwidth to meet the demand.
Math scores for Latino students have more than doubled at Robbins Elementary since 2014-15.
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.
California’s new science standards emphasize an approach that combines scientific disciplines.
Here are a half-dozen K-12 and early education bills that the governor vetoed or signed on the last day crunch — and why.
Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
Readers can access results for California’s Smarter Balanced tests taken by students in the spring in nearly 10,000 school statewide.
Average scores have been rising in English language arts, but dropping in math as students progress through middle and high school — a cause for worry.
Dozens of districts across the state have adopted policies and resolutions targeting climate change.
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Thousands of youth-led protests took place on Friday leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit next week.