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.
In California, leaders of 37% of outdoor education programs said they will remain closed due to lack of financing after the coronavirus pandemic.
While some families are doing science projects at home, teachers say a lack of supplies makes it difficult to assign hands-on experiments.
Some companies are cancelling summer internships altogether amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
Search for your school or district's 2018-19 scores on the new California Science Test.
Family coding events have spurred some districts to increase computer science offerings during the school day.
An independent group will be commissioned to study CSU's proposal to require a fourth year of high school math in freshman admissions.
For years the need for trained and qualified teachers has been growing in schools across California, especially in math and science.
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.