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.



We Are Growing! Welcome Antelope Valley East Kern STEM Network 

CSLNet extends a warm and gracious welcome to our 12th Regional Network: Antelope Valley East Kern STEM Network. They are already hard at work strengthening STEM education programs. 


Final State Budget Includes New STEM Education Funding

CSLNet is pleased with the $115.4 billion state budget plan agreed to by Gov. Jerry Brown and leadership of the California state legislature. Read the full STEM alert here.

LCAP Policy Brief and Toolkit Available

CSLNet has released a new report on science education in California and an accompanying toolkit for STEM advocates concerned about the inclusion of STEM and science in schools’ 2015 LCAPs. Click here for more.

CSLNet Is Hiring!

Passionate about STEM education issues? Interested in advocacy and policy development? CSLNet is looking for a Manager of Policy and Partnerships. Click here for more info.