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.
Rare astronomical phenomena on Aug. 21 coincides with the start of school for many districts.
Virtual and in-person math conferences feature experts who share resources and strategies to help teachers foster mathematical curiosity in students.
Hidden Genius Project, among others, provides free programming classes to underrepresented groups.
Project Lead the Way, the California Mathematics Council and Storyline Online provide ideas for activities parents and children can do together.
Former teacher Tracy Johnston Zager draws on classroom observations, personal experiences, research and other resources to inspire math teachers.
Oakland joins districts in California and across the country that see improvements in math proficiency among students who work with ST Math
The Technovation contest is one of many summer programs aimed at encouraging girls to pursue math and computer science.
High quality teaching is key to student success in high-performing countries and school systems, study finds.
Free summer programs help kids struggling in math get a head start on algebra and geometry.
Nonprofit organizations like Save the Frogs are helping schools implement California's new science standards.
Gov. Jerry Brown has his own idea, using $11 million in federal funding.
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.
Better Math Teaching Network in New England is testing new high school math instructional strategies to be shared with educators around the country.
Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.