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The NYC DOE, College Board and NMSI Collaborate to Launch the NYC Advanced Placement Expansion Initiative

   The NYC Department of Education, College Board and National Math and Science Initiative Collaborate to Launch the NYC Advanced Placement® Expansion Initiative New Program Increases Access to AP STEM Courses For Release: Sept. 30, 2013 NEW YORK ― The New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced today it will partner with The College Board and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to launch the NYC Advanced Placement® (AP®) Expansion Initiative this fall. The NYC AP Expansion is a three-year program designed to help graduating students prepare to ...

Pencils and Brainwaves: An Analysis on Handwriting and Memory

This week we reached out to our Director of Elementary Development, Freddie Kendrick – you may remember reading about her efforts to transform elementary teaching – and she provided us with a wealth of insight into the benefits of handwriting. There’s a lot more to writing things out than initially meets the eye, but we’ll let Freddie explain it herself: ~*~ [Freddie] Despite the fact that more and more people are communicating through text, and even though technology is making an increasingly significant impact on our classrooms, handwriting is an invaluable skill ...

Alabama Earns Amazing AP Achievements

Autumn has officially fallen this year, but AP scores across the country continue to soar. NMSI partnered with A+ College Ready, and the results of our Alabama schools are simply shooting through the roof! We partnered with A+ College Ready to provide teachers and students with the best, most comprehensive AP program available, and the results have been nothing short of phenomenal! The average first year ...

Improving Student Success Through Teacher Learning

As a company that focuses on raising the levels of academic rigor and performance in the classroom, we understand the importance of strengthening America’s teachers with deep content knowledge and continual support – especially with the rapid adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. And while some people may not be able to see eye to eye over the Common Core, one report shows that there is a tremendous benefit from the Common Core, and it doesn’t involve just the students – it involves their teachers as ...

Creating a Lesson Plan for Student Success

We at NMSI know that a good teacher gives 100% and then some to their students – yes even in the summer. We know you truly care about your students, and the thrill of seeing them soar in the classroom is exhilarating, but we know it’s easy for teachers to hit brick walls with their creativity and become overwhelmed with their workload. So we’re back to give you a brainstorming session on ways to create a lesson plan. We reached out to our in-house NMSI subject matter experts – ...

Creating an Engaged Classroom

Alright teachers, school is officially upon us – so how does your classroom look? How are the dynamics between you and your students? Are you having trouble keeping their attention as you walk them through their lessons? Are they struggling to shake off their summer vacation mindsets and really focus and contribute to the task at hand? Perhaps you are just having trouble relating to your students? Whatever the reason, it’s perfectly understandable if you’re running into these problems, and that’s why we’re here to help. Straight from the ...

Support NMSI on North Texas Giving Day!

If you would like to support NMSI’s work in transforming math, science, and English education, we have an exciting opportunity for you tomorrow! On Thursday, September 19th, NMSI will participate in the North Texas Giving Day, and you will have the chance to make NMSI’s nationally recognized programs available to even more students and teachers.  From 7am to midnight, any contribution of $25 or more made through www.donorbridgeTX.org will be matched by the Giving Day’s bonus funds.  What will your dollars support?  Here are some examples of what your donation ...

Too Small to Fail Announces Formation of Advisory and Leadership Councils

                                                            Hillary Rodham Clinton convenes expert group of advisors to set course of action for improving the health and well-­being of children ages zero to five Washington DC — National early childhood development experts, business leaders, community advocates and political leaders will join Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and longtime child advocate James Steyer today for the inaugural meeting of the ...

AP Success Sweeps Across Indiana Schools

We’ve already seen amazing AP results in states such as Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and now we’re thrilled to announce the results for our Indiana schools! We partnered with Indiana’s AP-TIP IN program, and we couldn’t be more proud of all of the students and teachers who earned these achievements. Congratulations to all of you for your dedication and hard work. Now, on to the results! ...

Jump-start Your Teaching by Flipping the Classroom

We know that one of the greatest challenges you, as a teacher, face in the classroom is trying to teach your students new concepts and high-level ideas. Some students pick them up almost immediately, and other students struggle every step of the way. And sometimes, no matter what the classroom experience might be, no matter how well you think they will do on their homework that covers exactly what you showed them in class, you will have a student who returns the next day with a forlorn face, a ...

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