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Math in Common® is a seven-year initiative (2013–20) funded by

Ten school districts in California have been awarded significant support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

supporting diverse California school districts as they implement the

to help the transition to the Common Core State Standards for

Mathematics

Math (CCSS-M)

across

in grades

K–8

K-8.

Ten districts received Math in Common grants: Dinuba, Elk Grove, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Oakland, Oceanside, Sacramento City, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana. Collectively, these districts serve almost 300,000 K–8 schoolchildren and serve 9 percent more low-income students and 6 percent more English learner students than the average for schools statewide. Two districts, Garden Grove and Long Beach, concluded their grants in Summer 2018; the other districts continue in the initiative’s second phase ending in 2020.  In addition to supporting each district’s unique strategy for implementing the standards, grants support all districts’ participation in a joint community of practice through which participants learn with and from each other and from experts in the field. As explained in more detail below, WestEd’s role in working with this community of practice includes identifying, distilling, and sharing lessons learned about effective implementation.

These districts will become leaders in the statewide transition to the CCSS-M and participate in a learning community where they share plans, lessons learned, and tolls with other grantee districts and statewide.