Our Vision

All Virginia students will have the mathematical and scientific knowledge and skills necessary for success in society and for pursuit of a STEM-oriented career.

Our Mission

To bring together education, scientific, corporate and public policy leaders committed to the sustained elevation of mathematics and science education to ensure that all Virginia’s students and citizens have the foundation required for life-long success in their daily lives, careers and society.

The Coalition

• Articulates the need for improved mathematics and science education.
• Advocates rigorous standards and curricula for mathematics and science courses.
• Supports high-quality assessment and accountability systems that are congruent with learning standards and best-practices.
• Assesses critical needs in teacher education and works to implement policies that enable educators to stay current with advances in the STEM disciplines and learning theory.
• Researches best practices for teaching STEM and advocates for approaches consistent with findings.
• Provides reliable information about mathematics and science programs and related links with engineering and technology.

2015 Programs That Work Awardees

PTW 2015 Awardees


Programs that Work

The Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition recognizes effective student and teacher educational programs through its "Programs that Work" Awards. The Coalition reviews exemplary programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning. more info


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Coalition Journal

The Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations is a forum which focuses on the exchange of ideas, primarily among college and university faculty from mathematics, science, and education, while incorporating perspectives of elementary and secondary school teachers. Articles are solicited that address aspects of programs for undergraduate STEM majors and the preparation of prospective teachers of mathematics and science in grades K-12.The Journal is anonymously refereed. more info