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A boost in math and science education raises college and career prospects

Meria Joel Carstarphen, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, and Matthew Randazzo, NMSI CEO, on partnering to expand access to rigorous course work  to APS students: "One of our highest priorities is not only ensuring that more of our students graduate from high school, but that they do so with the skills they need to be successful after graduation, whether they stay right here in Atlanta or take their talents and passions across the country." Read more on how NMSI and APS are partnering to ensure students success. 

Grubhub and the National Math + Science Initiative Partner Today to Support STEM Success

Grubhub, the nation’s leading takeout marketplace, today announced it is partnering with the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI), an organization whose mission is to improve student performance in the critical subjects of STEM, in honor of Pi Day. Grubhub users will be empowered to give back to NMSI and show their support for STEM education by entering ‘PIDAY2017’ at checkout. When users do so, Grubhub will donate 3.14 percent of these users’ order totals to benefit NMSI, up to $40,000. As a technology company that values STEM education and ...

NATIONAL PROGRAM BOOSTS STUDENT ADVANCED PLACEMENT PERFORMANCE

Schools completing first year of NMSI support see number of qualifying AP scores go up by 10 times the national average Schools that complete the first year of the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program see the number of qualifying Advanced Placement® scores in math, science and English increase by an average of 67 percent, based on data from the College Board. The increase at NMSI-supported schools is more than 10 times the average annual increase. NMSI’s three-year College Readiness Program has expanded access to rigorous AP® classes in more ...

Students find inspiration in stories from “Hidden Figures,” math and science professionals

More than 300 St. Louis Public School sophomores spoke with leaders from The Boeing Co., Pfizer, Inc. and Monsanto Co. about college and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields after watching a special screening of the critically acclaimed, box office hit “Hidden Figures.” “We all need role models who show us that we can succeed in any field that sparks our passion and imagination,” said SLPS Superintendent Kelvin R. Adams, Ph.D. “It’s especially important to see women and people of color in math and science fields because ...

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, ...

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