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.
The standards will guide teaching for K-12 students.
Students do better in for-credit classes with extra support than when they are pushed into no-credit remedial algebra, studies show.
Scores rose 8 points after teachers took a course designed to improve their own knowledge.
After-school coding classes, high school tech internships and STEM teacher residencies are among the programs funded in the new state budget.
The district-run math-and-science school opened in 2016 and already has a waiting list of 400.
Too many students think 'STEM is only for the smartest of the smart,' while millions of jobs go unfilled.
New data from the Office of Civil Rights shows wide gaps in advanced math and science enrollment.
The report by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics report calls for an end to tracking, and more practical course offerings.
California's environmental standards are among the top in the nation, but implementation "is a big lift."
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.