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.



Congratulations to students in the San Diego Science Alliance Exploring STEM Careers Initiative who competed in a robotics “Botball” tournament.  See highlights from the tournament here.



On April 9th, CSLNet CEO Chris Roe testified before the Assembly Education Committee in support of AB2319.  The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, will provide supplemental support for education and STEM programs.  Click here to view our letter of support.

LISTEN to Chris’ testimony below:


A copy of his written testimony can be found here.


Understanding LCFF

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