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Contact Focus

Goals & Strategies




FOCUS Components

Components Overview

California Teach/Math Science Initiative

Faculty Outreach Collaborations

Teacher Leader Cadre

Future Teacher Highway

Discipline Dialogues


Research & Evaluation

Professional Development

FOCUS Meetings and Conferences

At the national level, the National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership enacts a portion of the President’s vision, enunciated in No Child Left Behind, to strengthen and reform preK-12 education. The program seeks to demonstrate improved student achievement in mathematics and science through support of partnerships that join the efforts of teachers, administrators and guidance counselors in local school districts with science, mathematics, engineering and education faculties of colleges and universities. The purpose of the FOCUS! partnership is to improve mathematics and science achievement in three high-need California school districts by uniting the efforts of mathematics, science, education and research library faculty and staff with educators from local community colleges and educational support agencies and school districts.

“This NSF grant is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our faculty to improving math and science education for our children and to providing the teacher education and training to make that possible.”

— Ralph J. Cicerone,
Former Chancellor
University of California, Irvine

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