California Partnership for 
Math + Science Education (CAPMSE)

Promoting Equity and Excellence

Our mission and purpose

The California Partnership for Math and Science Education (the Partnership) uses the communities of practice model to build educators’ capacity to advance access to meaningful mathematics and science teaching and learning statewide. The Partnerships's two statewide communities have been meeting regularly since 2015, driven by the purpose of ensuring high-quality standards-based math and science instruction to advance equitable outcomes for all California students.

Recent resources and publications

CAPMSE Position Paper

(The Value and Promise of California’s Statewide Communities of Practice in Math & Science Education)

"It’s great to pass policy; but if you don’t change practice, the policy doesn’t matter. The Partnership for Math and Science Education is part of a larger statewide system of support to build the capacity of teachers and leaders at the school, district, and county levels and to increase instructional capacity regionally across our state. By collaborating with multiple organizations across California, the communities of practice model offers quality educator professional development and ultimately has a positive impact on students in the classroom."

— DR. ILENE STRAUS, EDUCATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.