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.
One-fifth of California high schools will offer the course this year
More than 13,000 teachers participated in the second annual event.
The Pasadena elementary school received a federal grant to launch a STEM magnet program.
The all-girls school will focus on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
The program is attempting to alleviate a persistent achievement gap.
The new approach emphasizes experiments and hands-on learning.
Students learn science with binoculars and a note pad.
The state has long struggled with a shortage of math and science teachers.
Assessments would be administered to students in Spring 2019.
The course would be aligned with CSU's expectations for incoming freshmen.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
The funding would boost teacher training and build partnerships.
New science standards require teachers to alter their practices, study says.