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NORTH DAKOTA STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL MATH + SCIENCE INITIATIVE’S COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM

NORTH DAKOTA STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL MATH + SCIENCE INITIATIVE’S COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM __________________   Program Improving Student Preparedness Expands to North Dakota   BISMARCK, ND (December 10, 2015)--The National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) College Readiness Program (CRP) today announced its expansion into North Dakota schools with an investment of up to $13 million from ExxonMobil, on behalf of XTO Energy Inc. CRP 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 districts across the ...

Bring STEM Home for the Holidays

This is a guest blog post from NMSI Science Content Editor Paul Hightower.   Forget computer games, superheroes or sci-fi action figures. The hot toys for kids this holiday season are educational. These aren’t the boring, stodgy educational toys of yesteryear. These are specifically STEM toys – that is, educational presents with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math.  A national push is underway to encourage more students – especially underrepresented minorities and girls – to engage in STEM studies and careers. Toy manufacturers are seizing on the opportunity to inspire interest ...

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