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Hundreds of St. Louis Students will touch the stars at ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

More than 300 high school sophomores who attend St. Louis Public Schools will join the National Math and Science Initiative and local industry leaders on Thursday, Feb. 23, for a screening of the critically acclaimed film “Hidden Figures” and a discussion about college and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Representatives from Boeing, Pfizer and Monsanto will be among the industry leaders sharing their experiences and answering questions from the students. The students are sophomores at Soldan International Studies High School, Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, and ...

NMSI CEO: A Code for Success

This is a guest post by Matthew Randazzo, NMSI's CEO.  There is a common thread between the designers of the Apple watch, aerospace engineers and financial analysts. That thread is computer science. Computer science has driven innovation in every field and is powering approaches to many of our world’s toughest challenges. Whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, we know their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how programming and technology work. Yet across the country, too few students and even fewer girls and traditionally underrepresented minority ...

PENNSYLVANIA STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM EXPANSION OF CRP WITH $26 MILLION GRANT FROM EXXONMOBIL

Program Improving Student Preparedness Will Expand to Approximately 40 Schools and 60,000 Students  Today, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced a major expansion of its College Readiness Program in western Pennsylvania schools  with an investment of $26 million from ExxonMobil, made on behalf of its XTO Energy Inc. subsidiary. The three-year program empowers school communities to improve participation and success in rigorous coursework to better prepare students for college and the STEM-intensive careers of the 21st century. NMSI will partner with approximately 40 schools across the region over ...

National Math + Science Initiative Deepens Team

New Roles, Structure Will Rapidly Enhance Impact on Student Achievement DALLAS, TX (August 17, 2016) — The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is pleased to appoint Tracy Epp as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, an addition that accompanies a larger team restructure that will allow the national nonprofit to leverage unprecedented recent growth and meet ambitious goals to boost student achievement across the country. Epp will report to NMSI CEO, Matthew Randazzo.  “Tracy’s expertise in teaching and learning as well as the planning, implementation and scaling ...

Texas Instruments, National Math and Science Initiative Celebrate 16 Year Partnership

  The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation announced today that it will continue its 16-year partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) in the 2016-17 school year. Through its grant, which works to improve K-12 STEM education, the TI Foundation will award $1.1 million to NMSI to expand the College Readiness Program (CRP). “At TI we truly believe we can change the world with education.” said Andy Smith, executive director of the TI Foundation. “NMSI is changing the lives of students in the communities that TI is a part of, ...

Florida Governor Scott Announces Grant Supporting NMSI’s CRP for Military Families

Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced additional support for the National Math Science Initiative (NMSI) in Bay and Clay Counties through the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program to help improve student performance for military children. This grant leverages over $10 million already provided for Florida’s military children across the state and works in conjunction with existing Department of Education programs to further support the children of our nation’s military members. You can read more about the award on Governor Scott’s website and at FloridaPolitics.com.

450 Teachers Head Back to the Classroom for Training in Baton Rouge

Many teachers treat their summer vacation as just that: vacation. But this week, more than 450 elementary, middle and high school teachers took a vacation from their vacation, returning to the classroom to participate in fun, hands-on training in math, science and English instructional strategies as part of NMSI’s Laying the Foundation Teacher Training Program. LTF teacher training, led by a national corps of expert classroom teachers, is designed to arm teachers in grades 3-12 with resources and strategies they can implement in their classrooms to engage students, and enhance ...

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 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 ...

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