National Math + Science Initiative Blog


Movie Review: 'Most Likely to Succeed' Questions Our Education System, Offers Alternative

Last week, the NMSI team attended a screening of the documentary Most Likely to Succeed at the Dallas International Film Festival. The film sparked great discussion around our office about the effectiveness of American public schools in educating today’s children for the future. We asked our Brand Manager, Elliot Mayen, to weigh in on the conversation. Here are his thoughts on the film: At a panel discussion following a recent screening of "Most Likely to Succeed", executive producer Ted Dintersmith summarized his reason for underwriting the film: “…within ten years time, ...

NMSI’s 2014 Annual Report: Celebrating Seven Years of Serving Students and Teachers

NMSI is proud to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report. This past year, our programs achieved record-breaking Advanced Placement performance in our partner schools; expanded the infrastructure for recruiting new highly qualified math and science teachers; and strengthened the content knowledge and instructional skills of thousands of existing educators from elementary school through high school. The report reflects on how far we have come as we work to inspire, engage, and empower all students to succeed in today’s knowledge economy; it also recognizes the generous contributions of ...

Partner School in Alabama Makes it to Samsung Contest Finals

Students at Alabama’s Lawrence County High School, an A+ College Ready school, are taking steps to protect their community against chikungunya, a painful mosquito-borne viral disease that causes fever and joint pain lasting from a few days to months. For years, experts have warned that global travel and climate warming could create the right conditions for the virus to spread to the Americas from countries in Asia and Africa. BeLinda Cross, a chemistry and environmental science teacher at Lawrence County High School, learned about chikungunya at an event hosted by ...

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