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How Teacher Training Impacts Schools: Pasadena Principal Takes Home the Gold

We are happy to announce that Aldo Prado, an assistant principal at Pasadena High School (PHS) in Pasadena, Texas, has been awarded the College Board’s 2014 Southwestern Region Academic Assembly Excellence in Service Award! This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates advocacy for universal access to high standards of learning. From 2007 to 2010 Prado worked in Pasadena ISD’s Central Office as a Science, ESL, Dual language Instructional Specialist. He has also been a college professorandhighschool principal in Mexico, as well as an elementary teacher here in the United States. ...

Collaboration across the Hallway: Why Every Teacher Needs a Network of Support

We applaud the efforts of any teacher who goes above and beyond to help their students get college and career ready. But we also know that being a teacher can be exhausting at times, often to the point in which a teacher feels they have entered a “lonely profession.” That’s why we feel it is of the utmost importance for teachers to have a support network of their peers. Our NMSI English Director Michelle Stie-Buckles and NMSI Mathematics Coordinator Jeremy Posey  explain what a support network looks like and ...

Business Engagement and Education Reform: Three Best Approaches to Improving Education

“The time has come for America’s business leaders to consider anew how they work with the nation’s educators to support our schools.” So opens a new report issued by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Boston Consulting Group, and Harvard Business School, which surveys the current landscape of American education. According to the report, right now things could be better. On a global scale, the U.S. ranks 23rd in science and 30th in math. “For young Americans to succeed,” the report states, “they must out-innovate and out-produce the ...

Closing the Achievement Gap in Hawaii with College Readiness Program

  The NMSI College Readiness program (formerly known as the NMSI Comprehensive AP Program) is quickly expanding in Hawaii thanks to support from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and ExxonMobil. Together, we are working to provide consistent education to schools serving military families through the Advanced Placement program.  Today we announced the AP results for Campbell, Leilehua, Mililani and Radford High Schools. In addition to the results of these four exceptional schools, we announced the implementation of the college readiness program at ...

Kalaheo High Marks College Readiness Week with NMSI Launch

                                             HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION News Release February 10, 2014 HONOLULU – A national program aimed at college-and career-readiness kicked off another phase today at Kalaheo High School. The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and take AP exams.  NMSI is focused on providing exceptional math and science education in high schools on or near U.S. military bases through the highly effective AP program. The program provides excellence and continuity for students whenever their families are transferred because ...

RFP Now Open To Implement UTeach Program at 5 Additional Universities

Is your university interested in producing and retaining more STEM teachers in United States? NMSI has partnered with the UTeach Institute to expand the UTeach secondary STEM preparation program model to five additional universities in the fall of 2015, funded by a generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Those who are interested must download and submit a grant application – the National UTeach Request for Proposals – which you can do so here. A letter of intent is requested from interested universities by March 27, 2014 followed by ...

What UTeach Students & Graduates Are Saying About Teaching in STEM

Yesterday we had the distinct pleasure of announcing the expansion of the UTeach program to five research universities across the U.S., thanks to a generous $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).This incredible program equips STEM majors with the skills and expertise needed to effectively teach in a 21stcentury classroom, and with the addition of these five universities, we are on track to help train more than 9,000 math and science teachers in the U.S. by 2020. It’s an amazing opportunity for students interested in STEM fields to consider a career in education as well! For ...

National Math and Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announce National Expansion of Highly Successful UTeach Program

National Math and Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announce National Expansion of Highly Successful UTeach Program Five universities awarded grants to implement transformative program for STEM teacher preparation; additional schools encouraged to apply for second round of funding DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) today announced the expansion of the UTeach secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program to five research universities, made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). With the expansion of UTeach to ...

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