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Memorial High School Teachers Are Ready for AP

Over the last few months, we’ve had the pleasure to report the wonderful results of NMSI schools enrolled in the comprehensive AP program – and while it’s exciting to hear that more and more students are becoming college- and career-ready, we find it equally exciting whenever our program makes its way into new schools and districts. Oklahoma’s Tulsa Public School District is one of those new districts, where the program has been adopted by Memorial High School, and the teachers there are ecstatic about AP. We spoke to two ...

Beautiful Faces, Brilliant Minds: Supporting More Women in STEM

“Why are there still so few women in science?” This is a question that should not exist in the 21st century, and it is one that Eileen Pollack seeks an answer to in her New York Times article. Pollack paints a surprisingly grim picture of the current state of women in STEM fields. “Only one-fifth of physics Ph.D.’s in this country are awarded to women,” she writes as an opening example, “and only about half of those women are American.” Even more surprising is the new evidence she cites ...

Eisenhower High School Students in National Math and Science Initiative Program Excel on Advanced Placement Exams

Eisenhower High School Students in National Math and Science Initiative Program Excel on Advanced Placement Exams Lawton, Okla. – High school students at Eisenhower High School earned significantly higher scores on Advanced Placement* (AP) exams last year thanks to an innovative program developed by the  National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). Eisenhower High School students have been in the program since the 2011-2012 school year. Since then, enrollment in AP math, science and English courses has risen by 138 percent. Students receiving a passing score on an AP ...

Foreboding Fog and Slippery Slime: When Science Meets Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to create some fun in the classroom! We believe creating an engaged classroom is essential for student success, so we contacted our STEM subject matter expert, Jonathan Edquid, to share some exciting activities that students of all ages will not only think are fun, but they’ll learn something important about science as well. Creating Slime. Kids love to get dirty and play with their hands, so what better activity is there than creating slime they can ...

NMSI, Boeing and Fairborn City Schools Announce AP Results at Fairborn High School

NMSI, Boeing and Fairborn City Schools Announce AP Results at Fairborn High School Fairborn, OH – Fairborn High School and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced yesterday the annual results of an innovative program, that is increasing dramatically the number of Fairborn High School students taking and passing rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) math, science and English exams. During the 2012-2013 academic school year, the number of students at Fairborn High School that earned passing grades on AP math, science and English Exams increased by 91 percent, nearly doubling ...

Fort Worth ISD Teachers Thrilled About AP

NMSI has always maintained the belief that the most passionate people make the very best teachers, and that belief was reinforced today. Katherine and Brad have taught 3 and 6 years, respectively, but this school year marks the first time either of them have attempted to teach and AP course. However, they are each confident that they are more than ready for the challenge, thanks to the support and preparation NMSI’s teacher training program has provided. Katherine, an AP Chemistry teacher at North Side High School, said that NMSI’s training ...

NMSI expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program to Memorial

What:         NMSI expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program to Memorial When:        Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 Where:      Memorial High School, 5840 S. Hudson Ave. Contact:     Chris Payne at 918-746-6898 or paynech@tulsaschools.org TULSA, Okla. – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement* (AP) program will expand to Memorial High School, thanks to a grant from the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). “Due to the generous funding from the Tulsa Community Foundation, the George Kaiser Family ...

Is the STEM Crisis a Myth? The Truth About STEM Education

The STEM crisis is considered by many to be one of the foremost issues facing America’s education system and our economy. However, there are some who call the shortage of STEM graduates and professionals a myth. NMSI STEM Student Engagement Director, Lynn Rogers, explains the nature of the STEM crisis and what we need to do to fix it. According to Lynn, there are some professionals who believe that the STEM crisis is a myth, based on the idea that recent STEM graduates are having trouble finding positionsin their field. ...

Fort Worth ISD and National Math and Science Initiative Announced Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program

FORT WORTH ISD AND NATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED COMPREHENSIVE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth ISD and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that NMSI’s Comprehensive Advanced Placement* (AP) program will expand to North Side and Trimble Tech High Schools, thanks to a grant totaling more than $1 million. The Sid W. Richardson Foundation, The Radler Foundation, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, the Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation and Chase Bank presented this generous donation ...

Education Reform: Changing the System as Teacherpreneurs

Over the last few months, we have covered many active conversations taking place in the education world. A few trends we have identified are: Debates at the state-level about the Common Core State Standards Policy-level disagreements over implementing the Common Core Discussion at the federal-level over new education policy Consideration by public and private companies about how to support STEM in our schools Examination by non-profit organizations about reforming American education While we think these ...

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