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EIGHT NEW HIGH SCHOOLS JOIN ADVANCEKENTUCKY

Eight (8) more public high schools will participate in the ninth cohort of AdvanceKentucky, which supports schools in implementing the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program (CRP). Today the Cohort 9 high schools being recognized before the Kentucky Board of Education are: Boyd County, Campbellsville Independent, Central (Jefferson County), Elizabethtown Independent, Fleming County, Mason County, Nelson County and Thomas Nelson (Nelson County). Among their 6,200 students, 53 percent are eligible for free/reduced lunch and 21 percent are minority (African American and Hispanic).   AdvanceKentucky provides content-rich teacher training and extensive support and incentives for students ...

Creating a Better Future for Military Students

Teachers serve as an important catalyst for students. They see and interact with them on a daily basis and often are an important deciding factor in a student’s education. For military students, their teachers can serve as an important stabilizer in their day to day lives. While students cope with deployment of parents and often times adjusting to a new school environment, it is important for their teachers to be equipped with the best tools that can help provide military connected students a consistent education. NMSI strives to provide ...

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

  Transitions can be hard. Every student knows the stress of switching to a new school or class and the uncertainty that comes with it. For the nearly 2 million children of our service men and women these transitions come with the added stress of new locations and deployments. Children of military families can attend 6-9 different schools during the course of their schooling career, which can make having a consistent education difficult for those students. For some students, NMSI can serve as that constant. In April NMSI joins DoDEA and ...

NMSI CEO to Serve As Harrisburg University Commencement Speaker

One of the nation’s leading advocates for improving student and teacher effectiveness in science and math in communities around the country will serve as the speaker for the 2016 Commencement at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, PA. Matthew Randazzo, CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative, will deliver the commencement address to the University’s Class of 2016 during the May 5th ceremony at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg. “Harrisburg University and the National Math and Science Initiative are two organizations devoted to increasing the number of graduates in ...

Sustainable Development for the Education Set

Matthew Randazzo, NMSI's CEO, recently published his second piece on the Huffington Post blog. The post provides insight into focusing on the power of rooting educational programs in local partnerships. Read what he had to say here. 

National Math + Science Initiative Announces New President

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is pleased to name Gregg Fleisher as its new President. Fleisher, who has been with NMSI since its launch in 2007, transitions into this role after serving as NMSI's Chief Academic Officer. "Gregg's continued commitment to improving student achievement has profoundly affected NMSI's success. We are honored to have such a knowledgeable and innovative expert leading us into the next chapter of NMSI's growth," said Matthew Randazzo, CEO of NMSI. Fleisher, whose career in education began as an Advanced Placement calculus teacher in Dallas, ...

National Math and Science Initiative Partners with Grubhub to Celebrate Pi Day and Fuel STEM Students for Success

 In celebration of Pi Day and support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, is partnering with the NMSI to fuel the next generation of STEM students.   “We’re thrilled to work with Grubhub to spotlight the importance of rigorous math and science education for all students,” said Matthew Randazzo, CEO, NMSI. “With Grubhub’s generous support, we hope to empower even more students and teachers to excel in classrooms across the country.” In honor of the aptly named holiday- March ...

The Consequences of Poor Science Education in Kindergarten

A majority of low-income and minority kindergarteners come in with poor general science knowledge—and closing that gap may be crucial for ensuring academic success later on. When children start kindergarten, sizable gaps in science knowledge already exist between whites and minorities—as well as between youngsters from upper-income and low-income families. And those disparities often deepen into significant achievement gaps by the end of eighth grade if they aren’t addressed during elementary school. These are some of the findings in a new report by researchers from Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, ...

NMSI Students Arrive in Style with Second Lady of the United States

On Tuesday, three Aberdeen High School students and one teacher met Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden at the White House before traveling via Presidential motorcade to Andrew’s Air Force Base where they boarded one of the highly customized Boeing 757 series aircraft used to transport the Vice President of the United States. They were flown to Houston, Texas where they toured the Johnson Space Center and Mission Control before welcoming astronauts back from a year-long space mission. Aberdeen High School (Aberdeen, MD) is one of more ...

Science at the Movies

This is a guest post by Elliot Mayen, NMSI Brand Manager. This past weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the Oscars, its yearly award ceremony honoring movies released in 2015. The awards are traditionally seen as a celebration of the aesthetic elements of filmmaking (acting, directing, composing, etc.), with the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation being relegated to a different, untelevised event. Yet the very name of the Academy belies the close ties that the art of filmmaking has with all sorts of scientific fields, and ...

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