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.
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.
Those who are participating say it's important to fight funding cuts to science agencies and education.
Next Generation Science Standards aim to reach minorities, English learners and others underrepresented in science fields.
The National Math + Science Initiative program has led to improved Advanced Placement test scores in more than 725 schools in 34 states over three years.
Teacher support and high-quality materials are key, according to a new report.
Some schools are replacing asphalt play yards with trees, flowers, and vegetables.
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
Girls score the same as boys on math and science tests, but women make up only 29 percent of the STEM workforce.
Sean Nank, American College of Education professor, discusses Common Core math, instructional strategies, curriculum and the beauty of patterns.