Policy & Advocacy

CSLNet works at the national, state and regional levels to advance policy changes that will improve the quality and availability of STEM education.

We build close working relationships with state legislators, regulators and administrative leaders, as well as other statewide policy advocacy organizations, to inform and shape key policy decisions.

Find out more about how we accomplish this increasingly important work on our STEM Leadership page.


Regional Networks

CSLNet Regional STEM Networks are strategically placed around the state to actively build partnerships that engage students, teachers, and community stakeholders while also addressing regional needs in STEM education.  Click here to find the network closest to you.



Dr. Stephanie Couch, Director of Gateways East Bay STEM (CSLNet Regional Network) shares her insight for successful and collaborative work with communities on a Stanford Graduate School of Business panel…listen to the podcast here.



CSLNet Featured in National STEM Study

NerdWallet, a personal finance website, recently recognized the California STEM Learning Network for its commitment to promoting STEM education in California. Read the full press release here

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Regulations Need Stronger Support for All State Standards

CSLNet is requesting the State Board of Education (SBE) make a critical revision to the state’s proposed regulations governing the Local Control Accountability Formula LCAP Template. Click here to learn more and find out how you can support!


State Superintendent Unveils Highly-Anticipated STEM Task Force Report 

The report outlines actions needed to make California a national leader in STEM education.  Click here to learn more.