National, state, and local research, policy and advocacy to improve the lives of kids

Both individual and organization members are important to the collective impact of The Children's Movement of California. No matter how you sign up, you'll get all the Movement has to offer. But if you can, please join as an organization.

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Joining simply means being identified as "Pro-Kid" and wanting children prioritized in state policymaking. You'll also receive updates and information about key kids' issues and campaigns.

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320 members supported a stronger focus on science education for California students.

Quality science education is essential for every California student. It promotes students’ critical thinking and equips kids with the knowledge and skills that lead to improved outcomes across all subject areas. It also has the highest potential of narrowing the opportunity gap, by encouraging kids’ innate curiosity and making education more relevant to their lives.

Over the last few years, California has made progress toward improving science education by adopting updated standards, a new science framework and a corresponding assessment. However, there isn’t a placeholder in the state school accountability dashboard for the assessment results. Therefore, it's not clear that science education is a key priority for districts.

This letter, calling on the State Board of Education to include a placeholder for the California Science Test on the state’s accountability dashboard, sent a strong message that science should be a priority.

View the letter here.

Download the submitted letter