California has adopted a new set of academic standards in mathematics, English Language Arts, and science. To support teachers, leaders and students in shifting their practice, the Foundation has two initiatives underway: Math in Common® and CA K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative.
The PPIC Water Policy Center was created to build on the successful model of strategic research and engagement that defines all of PPIC’s work. It connects nonpartisan, objective research to real world water management debates, with the goal of putting California water policy on a sustainable and constructive path.
The Center for Watershed Sciences enhances our understanding of the state’s water systems, informing their management.
LandPaths brings together community volunteers as environmental stewards, building a future where fewer financial resources are needed to maintain public lands.
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
Lauren B. Dachs writes about the Foundation and its work.
Evidence-based initiatives are helping to ensure that teachers have the skills and knowledge they need to deliver relevant, meaningful educations to today’s students.
Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., Board Chair, and Lauren B. Dachs, President, share the Foundation’s vision to build a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California.
Education Outside’s innovative programming provides opportunities for students to interact with nature, bringing learning to life in outdoor classrooms.
The California Bar Foundation seeks to improve K–12 civic learning and engagement opportunities by convening a task force of California education leaders to champion policy and practice recommendations, and recognizing exemplary school program models statewide with civic learning awards.