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NMSI CEO Awarded 2014 McGraw Prize in Education

We are proud to announce that Sara Martinez Tucker, chief executive officer of NMSI, has been named a winner of the 2014 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. The prize, sponsored by the McGraw Hill Financial Research Foundation, recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to education innovation, and this year, focuses on those who have found ways to narrow achievement gaps across the educational spectrum. As the leader of NMSI, Tucker is working to improve teacher effectiveness and student performance in the critical subjects of science, math, technology ...

How Failure, Big Brands and Men Can Help Close the Gender Gap in STEM

Pursuing a career in STEM can be a challenge for any student, but research suggests that the path for women in STEM can be particularly difficult. Thankfully, the call to support more women and girls as they pursue STEM is clear, and there are many organizations and initiatives that have joined the movement. Three recent articles highlight strategies for improving female engagement in STEM: Provide surmountable obstacles. In the Huffington Post, middle school science teacher Julie Rohl explains that she facilitates success in her female STEM ...

From Creating to Coding: STEM in the Summertime

School may be out, but there are plenty of fun learning opportunities that teachers, parents, and students can take advantage of over the summer! Here are just a handful of awesome STEM initiatives and activities to keep minds sharp and ready to take on the new school year: Maker Camp 2014: The Maker movement is dedicated to inspiring young minds to engage with technology to reshape and enhance the world around them, and they’vepartnered with Google to make sure students can get involved no matter where ...

NMSI’s College Readiness Program Expands to Missouri School District

Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), we are happy to announce that NMSI’s College Readiness Program is expanding for the first time to the state of Missouri. This summer, NMSI will train teachers from the Waynesville R-VI School District to begin implementing the three-year program to help raise the level of academic rigor in their classrooms and increase the number of students earning passing scores on their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Waynesville School District will offer five new AP courses this fall, bringing ...

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