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Randazzo on Meaningful Support for Students of Military Families

Matthew Randazzo, NMSI's CEO, recently published his a piece on the Huffington Post blog. The post provides insight on the steps the education community should focus on, as a whole, when it comes to providing meaningful educational support to military-connected students. Read what he had to say here.

Flying High: NMSI CEO Talks Innovative Workforces with Aerospace Industry Association

On Wednesday, NMSI CEO, Matthew Randazzo participated in a panel discussing how to build and maintain an innovative workforce panel at the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) 71st Annual Spring Board of Governors and Membership Meeting. During the panel Mr. Randazzo highlighted the success of several of NMSI’s partner schools that are being funded by AIA members such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and BAE systems. Through these partnerships, NMSI will meet its initial goal to reach 200 military-connected schools which support 75+ military instillations across 33 states; as a ...

White House Blog: Dr. Biden Celebrates Joining Forces Partnership with NMSI

With support from Joining Forces, the U.S. Department of Defense and a coalition of partners, NMSI will expand NMSI’s College Readiness Program for Military Families into 200 military-connected schools in 33 states across the country. Want to learn more about this exciting expansion and how it will better support military-connected students with access to rigorous AP courses and support? Click here to read the White House Blog about the expansion and the April 29th event held at at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida, where Dr. Jill Biden made ...

NMSI Celebrates Great Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers are real life superheroes. Those who choose to teach have the ability impact the lives of millions of children, which often times asks them to go above and beyond the normal job requirements of an educator. Knowing the pivotal role teachers play in a student’s success NMSI aims to provide educators with recourses and tools to maximize their impact in the classroom. During the week of May 2, NMSI takes a moment to recognize, celebrate and thank the many educators we partner with who make a difference in ...

National Math and Science Initiative Inspires Presidential Teaching Awardees

This is a guest post by Nafeesa Owens, Ph.D., who is the PAEMST program lead at the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Two NMSI consultants recently received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers. Recipients receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a trip to Washington, D.C., where many are afforded the opportunity to meet the President. PAEMST is a ...

NMSI Announces Expansion of College Readiness Program for Military Families

This morning as part of her Joining Forces Initiative, Dr. Jill Biden visited Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida, to announce expanded support of children of service members and veterans by providing them access to the NMSI’s College Readiness Program for Military Families. By expanding the College Readiness Program, more military-connected schools will be able to provide their students with access to rigorous AP courses and support. This consistent, high-quality educational opportunities, will ensure the students’ competitiveness in college and beyond. With this expansion NMSI will now serve a network ...

Dr. Jill Biden to Visit Escambia High School

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden is scheduled to speak about the National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) College Readiness Program for Military Families on Friday at Escambia High School. During the event, Dr. Biden will be joined by Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, for a series of scientific challenges between students from local high schools. In 2011, Dr. Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama introduced Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, to their families and ...

Support Computer Science in Public Schools

This week, America’s top CEOs governors, and education leaders - including NMSI’s CEO Matthew Randazzo- have joined forces to ask Congress to support computer science in K-12 schools, lending their voices to stories in the Washington Post and Politico. At a time when every industry in every state is impacted by advances in computer technology, three-quarters of U.S. schools do not offer meaningful computer science courses. Instead, what is increasingly a basic skill is only available to the lucky few, leaving most students behind, particularly students of color and girls. Polls show that ...

Supporting Better Education for Military Children

Maintaining a consistent level of quality schooling for military children can be challenging, especially when the average military-connected student moves 6-9 times during their schooling career. Many NMSI team members have years of military experience or family who serve; we recognize the importance of ensuring consistent, quality education for the children of our nation’s military members and continue to tackle the challenge head-on. Charla Holzbog  Director of Mathematics “My son was in the Navy for four years. During this time it became evident to me the hardships on the families with ...


At NMSI, spring isn’t just about sunny weather, a new baseball season, and flowers blooming. It is a critical time for NMSI.  Stephanie Markman, Growth and Strategy Manager at NMSI shares an update on the work NMSI is doing with the i3 Scale-Up grant. Read it on Medium. 

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