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.
State officials plan to administer a pilot test aligned with new science standards.
Paid out over five years, it’s one of the biggest grants the Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program has awarded to help Latino and high-needs students
One of the goals is to increase the number of computer science courses offered.
The K–12 computer science framework presents a national consensus on computer science concepts and practices.
The education department rejected the state's request for a science testing waiver.
The state wants to avoid double testing students during the transition to a new test.
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.