Student science experiment at Riverside's Bryant Elementary School
Getting school kids exposed to STEM -- science, technology, engineering, and math -- classes in early grades is the mission behind a new collaboration between UC Riverside and Riverside's public school and community college districts. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
More than 700 teachers, business owners, and lawmakers from across California met at the state Capitol recently, with the goal of trying to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math -- or STEM -- classes offered in the state. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.
Say goodbye to those old "Scan-tron" bubble tests. California's new standardized school testing program is officially under way. As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the tests are on computers now... and the questions are open-ended.