Beginning in the 2014–15 school year, students across California will be assessed according to the new Common Core State Students, and for middle school students in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, that means a huge booth for the math teachers who are making sure they’re prepared.
Silicon Valley is home to a large and growing Latino population, and with more and more Hispanic immigrants and refugees coming to the region, the need for English programs is growing as well. To ensure English programs are accessible for low-income newcomers, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) is committed to providing grant funding for English projects.
Just a guess, but there are probably more math geeks in Silicon Valley than anywhere on earth. Which is one reason why math education has always been a priority for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. In fact, more than 6,000 Silicon Valley students have benefited from math programs sponsored by the foundation, and the SVCF's work has helped more than 500 teachers gain valuable math training.