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.
Mobile science labs, Skype lessons with scientists and robotics workshops are among the offerings at some remote schools.
An Education Trust–West report highlights successful strategies some California districts implemented to improve English learners' performance in math.
The technology, combined with supportive teachers, has opened the door to science careers.
Alternatives to algebra open up new opportunities for students.
$20,000 award from National Science Teachers Association will provide much-needed supplies to East Oakland middle school
Low-income and low-performing schools are facing the most obstacles in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.
Music can help students remember math formulas and relieve stress in the classroom, studies show.
Report finds that even infants can learn abstract scientific concepts, and starting early can help them with science later on.
At least 30 high schools now offer classes in data science, one of the state's most in-demand and highest-paying careers.
2019 budget proposal eliminates NASA education office and teacher training grants.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and teacher training grants face more than $3 billion in cuts as Congress debates 2018 budget.
Learning math at the beach, on a city street, at the playground can engage even the most math-averse students, teachers say
Hands-on science projects emphasized in California's new science standards are a hit with K-2 students, teachers say.
Districts seek to narrow achievement gaps, especially at the middle-school level.
High-quality training in the new science standards needs to be a priority for districts in 2018, some leading educators say.