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NMSI CEO Encourages Parents to Demand a Better Education for their Children

The last few days, NBC News has been hosting their fourth annual Education Nation Summit. Hundreds of the nation’s thought leaders and innovators have joined together to ask a single question – what does it take to ensure that American students are college- and career-ready? Among these prestigious leaders is NMSI’s CEO, Sara Martinez Tucker, who was recently interviewed by NBC Latino on why she wants all Hispanic parents “to be angry enough to demand the best for their kids.” NMSI believes that all students in all schools should have ...

Promoting STEM Education: Preparing your Company for Future Leaders

STEMconnector has been a stalwart champion of STEM education, as we have reported previously with their series of Town Hall Presentations, and they have continued this trend by hosting another webinar featuring 11 CEOs from their publication 100 CEO Leaders in STEM. Participants included Surya Kant of TCS North America, Jorge Benitez of Accenture, Al Bunshaft of Dassault Systemes, Anita Zucker of Intertech Group, Michael Araten of K'NEX, John Veihmeyer of KPMG, Steve Swad of Rosetta Stone, Eric Spiegel of SIemens Corporation, Sajan Pillai of UST Global, and Balaji ...

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! ...

Teacher Training and AP Support Vital to Minority Success

A new report titled “The Road to Equity: Expanding AP Access and Success for African-American Students,” has been released by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which hopes to raise awareness of the incredibly wide achievement gap in American education by exploring the programs that are helping to close that gap in six urban school districts. “One of the greatest challenges in American public schools today is the inability of many high school graduates to do college-level work,” the report states. “Academic rigor, therefore, is a concept that has come ...

NMSI Announces $930,637 Grant from The Heinz Endowments to Expand AP Program in Pittsburgh Public Schools

DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, announced today that its comprehensive Advanced Placement* (AP) program is being expanded this fall to Pittsburgh Brashear High School and Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy (Sci Tech), thanks to a grant from The Heinz Endowments.  “With this generous grant from The Heinz Endowments to implement NMSI’s innovative program, Pittsburgh Public Schools will provide excellent education to students with more rigorous, project-based coursework to prepare ...

No Matter How You Slice It, The NMSI AP Program Provides a Greater ROI

There are many ways to consider ROI when it comes to our AP program.  For example, one could review the cost per student, or cost per additional college graduate, or cost per additional lifetime earnings of students in the program, or even cost per tuition saved.  But no matter which of these one considers, all of them provide a tremendous return on investment for our donors.     An average investment per school for our donors is $500,000, which allows us to implement the AP program for three years.  During these ...

Encouraging More Girls in STEM

Sally Ride: How her Historic Space Mission Opened Doors for Women in Science at the Smithsonian Inspiration filled the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum today as prominent journalists, scholars, and leading women in science and aerospace spoke on Sally Rides’ accomplishments and her impact on women in STEM. We wanted to share a few remarks from the panel discussion: “She set the forefront by highlighting women in science – her message was that women and anyone can pursue science.” “About 50-55 astronaut women have gone into space.” It’s important for ...

VIDEO: STEM - Houston County Style

The Board of Education and Robins Air Force Base announced a $2.9 million grant from DoDEA to expand NMSI's  AP program to five high schools and eight middle schools in Houston County - Georgia.  Enrollment in math, science, and English AP courses is expected to increase by 75.6 percent systemwide next year – from 890 to 1,563 students.  Qualifying scores in AP courses are expected to increase by 127 percent over three years, from 419 to 952 exams with a score of three or higher.  This more than doubles ...

National Math and Science Initiative Awards $388,507 Grant to Expand AP program in Mississippi

DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, announced today that its highly successful Advanced Placement* (AP) program for military families is being expanded this fall to Biloxi High School near Keesler Air Force Base, thanks to a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). “This innovative program will provide military families with consistent, exceptional math, science, and English education,” said Sara Martinez Tucker, CEO of NMSI.  “The partnership with these high ...

Supporting a Confident Future in the Rise of the STEM Workforce

This week there’s been a lot of talk about what we can do as a nation to peak students’ interest in STEM fields and provide them with the best education to prepare them to succeed in the competitive workforce. In the article, Regaining Our Lead in STEM education on Roll Call online, Tom Luce opined that one of the answers our nation might be turning to is immigration reform. Recently, lawmakers proposed we include high-skilled foreign workers to help us fill the need in STEM careers while also addressing ...

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