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"We are appalled at recent neo-Nazi activism and the abject failures of people in power to condemn it. But as school begins this year I have been reflecting on why the groundswells of disgust among those committed to issues of social justice are often reactive..."  

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Our first two cohorts of teacher scholars will impact more than 9,000 California math and science students.

No big deal. 

Trellis Teacher Scholar finalists and Mentor Fellows came together at the Exploratorium in San Francisco in May to think about how we develop more interesting, accessible, and empowering STEM experiences for our students.

Trellis Teacher Scholar finalists and Mentor Fellows came together at the Exploratorium in San Francisco in May to think about how we develop more interesting, accessible, and empowering STEM experiences for our students.

“If we were thinking about [teacher education] the way we think about medicine, as they did back in 1910 when the Flexner Report came out,…we would say, ‘Let’s get the smartest people we can. Let’s get them the best, most comprehensive, intensive training we can possibly organize for them, and then let’s keep them in the profession.’ That would be respectful to children, and to the recruits, and to the education system.”

- Linda Darling-Hammond



THank you to the 100+ people who came to the 2017 Annual Trellis UnConference!

Participants made pledges for how they will each ensure more California students – in particular students of color, immigrant students, students living in poverty and women students – have access to courses, majors, and careers in STEM.


We work for CHANGE...

The Trellis Mentor Fellows considered some of the stats describing the current state of STEM education and careers and imagined what the stats might be in ten years due to their work in their districts, schools, and communities and Trellis' work across the state.

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