Advancing Teaching and Learning

Supporting High Quality Teaching with Standards

The Foundation seeks to advance math and science teaching and learning in California’s K–8 classrooms through full implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Our Math Portfolio approach

  • Supporting K–8 CCSS-M implementation in ten diverse districts to develop successful approaches, and sharing promising practices statewide (Math in Common® initiative).
  • Building the capacity of statewide networks and systems to support CCSS-M implementation, including the Instructional Leadership Corps and the County Offices of Education.
  • Investing in CCSS-M advocacy efforts that emphasize the need for high-quality professional development.
  • Funding communications efforts to maintain support for CCSS-M among teachers, students, parents, policymakers, and all other education stakeholders.

Learn more: Math in Common Initiative   |   Strategy Snapshot (PDF)   |   Staff Reflections (PDF)

Our Science Portfolio approach

  • Supporting K–8 NGSS implementation in eight diverse districts to develop successful approaches, and sharing promising practices statewide (NGSS Early Implementers Initiative).
  • Building the capacity of statewide networks and systems to support NGSS implementation, including the Instructional Leadership Corps and the County Offices of Education.
  • Investing in advocacy efforts to make NGSS science a core subject.
  • Funding communications efforts to maintain support for NGSS implementation among teachers, students, parents, policymakers, and all other education stakeholders.

Learn more: NGSS Early Implementers Initiative   |   Strategy Snapshot (PDF)