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The Office of Science and Special Projects implements California Science Academic Standards and the California Science Framework. Community colleges, four-year colleges and universities in the region work with the office of Science and Special Projects to promote science as a core subject for all grade levels.
The office also serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and other national/regional science-oriented agencies. The office participates in various grant programs to provide funds for teacher professional development in science. Among current and past projects include those funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, California Postsecondary Education Commission, and California Department of Education. The programs are designed to improve science education and promote teacher leadership in science.
The Office of Science and Special Projects and the University of the Pacific partner to house the Delta Sierra Science Subject Matter Project. DSSP is part of the successful, statewide project for professional development called the California Subject Matter Project (http://csmp.ucop.edu/).
For more information please visit ssp.sjcoe.net