National Math + Science Initiative Blog


VIDEO: STEM - Houston County Style

The Board of Education and Robins Air Force Base announced a $2.9 million grant from DoDEA to expand NMSI's  AP program to five high schools and eight middle schools in Houston County - Georgia.  Enrollment in math, science, and English AP courses is expected to increase by 75.6 percent systemwide next year – from 890 to 1,563 students.  Qualifying scores in AP courses are expected to increase by 127 percent over three years, from 419 to 952 exams with a score of three or higher.  This more than doubles ...

Insight on STEM education

Sara Martinez Tucker, CEO of NMSI, provides great insight on STEM education in the most recent edition of Education Week.  It’s evident that our “country is in trouble” – here are some key points included in the article: Growth in STEM jobs is growing at an incredible rate – our country is having a hard time finding workers skilled in math and science to take on these jobs Our country needs to graduate 1 million more professionals in STEM over the next decade ...

Schools Serving Military Families to Provide Rigorous STEM Courses for Students

This month has brought some very exciting news here at NMSI and for our partnering schools. We’ve awarded more than $5 million to selected schools in Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi to implement NMSI’s AP Program to provide rigorous and instructional resources that can be integrated into any curriculum thanks generous grants from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). More about the expected impact on students at these schools below: Biloxi High School in Mississippi leads the way to better education: Biloxi is proud ...

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