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National Math + Science Initiative Named A Highest-Rated Applicant In U.S. Department Of Education i3 Scale-Up Grant Competition

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) was recently named among the 13 highest-rated applicants for the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 grant competition, from more than 400 applications. A nearly $20 million Scale-up grant, contingent upon the organization raising an additional $1 million in matching funds from the private sector, will enable NMSI to expand its proven College Readiness Program (CRP) to ten urban and rural school districts across eight states, serving a high proportion of underserved students. CRP dramatically increases the number of students taking ...

Indiana Celebrates AP Success

The Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN), one of five state-wide initiatives that are currently replicating NMSI’s College Readiness Program, has reason to celebrate this fall. The program has yielded a third year of success stories including leaps in student enrollment in AP math, science and English courses and big gains in the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher (on a five-point scale), which qualifies them for college credit at many colleges and universities across the country.   “These strong gains are ...

Transforming High Schools to Better Serve All Students

“When high schools are designed for the 21st century, they are a springboard into opportunity. And in today’s innovation economy, with rapid growth in high-wage fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the role of high schools is more important than ever.” Those ideas, articulated by Roberto J. Rodríguez, deputy assistant to the President for education, are the guiding principles behind today’s White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools — a national conversation about transforming high schools to better serve all students. NMSI CEO Matthew Randazzo is joining other invited educators, ...

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