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Dedicated Educator Pays It Forward

When Kenneth Brantley was asked to teach Advanced Placement® statistics at Oklahoma’s Pauls Valley High School last year, he was reluctant to accept the role. Though he had several years of experience successfully teaching calculus, he had never taught a statistics class. It was the first year the course was being offered at Pauls Valley, which was expanding AP® course offerings as it kicked off its first year of NMSI’s College Readiness Program. With reservations, Kenneth decided to take on the new teaching challenge. Soon after, he attended a NMSI ...

The Power of Partnerships in STEM

Last week, several members of the NMSI team joined educators, policymakers, journalists and nonprofit leaders to discuss the future of STEM education and industry at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in San Diego.  During a session called "The Power of Partnerships: Supporting Student Achievement in STEM", NMSI Interim CEO Matthew Randazzo joined a panel of experts including Camylle Coley, senior advisor to the director for the Department of Basic Research Office (ByteCubed LLC) and Sarah Moynes, an AP® Biology teacher at San Diego's Serra High School.  The speakers highlighted how the ...

NMSI Teachers Are Spending the Summer Learning

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NMSI Partner School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School

Congratulations to Junipero Serra High School in San Diego for receiving a 2015 Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education in recognition of their outstanding Advanced Placement® success in partnership with NMSI’s College Readiness Program. As part of its commitment to provide rigorous, relevant standards-based curriculum that will prepare their students for success in the 21st century workforce, the school adopted the College Readiness Program in the 2013-14 school year. In Serra High School’s first year in the program, it recorded the highest percentage increase in qualifying math ...

A Military Mom Advocates for NMSI

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month based on the simple idea that our citizens should have the opportunity to publicly recognize the sacrifices and successes of American service members, past and present. Supporting military families by providing their children with the best possible educational opportunities is an important part of our mission at NMSI. During the month, we are highlighting perspectives of educators, active and retired service members and members of military families on the intersection of military life and STEM education. Today Linda Grismer, M.D., a military spouse ...

On the Importance of STEM Education to the Office of Naval Research

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month based on the simple idea that our citizens should have the opportunity to publicly recognize the sacrifices and successes of American service members, past and present. Supporting military families by providing their children with the best possible educational opportunities is an important part of our mission at NMSI. During the month, we are highlighting perspectives of educators, active and retired service members and members of military families on the intersection of military life and STEM education. Today, we hear from Dr. Michael ...

Seven Schools, Eight APs, Infinite Possibilities

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month based on the simple idea that our citizens should have the opportunity to publicly recognize the sacrifices and successes of American service members, past and present. Supporting military families by providing their children with the best possible educational opportunities is an important part of our mission at NMSI. During the month, we are highlighting perspectives of educators, active and retired service members and members of military families on the intersection of military life and STEM education. Today, we share the story of ...

Past and Purpose Intersect in the Classroom for a Former Military Kid

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month based on a simple idea that our citizens should have the opportunity to publicly recognize the sacrifices and successes of American service members, past and present. Supporting military families by providing their children with the best possible educational opportunities is an important part of our mission at NMSI. During the month, we are highlighting perspectives of educators, active and retired service members, and members of military families on the intersection of military life, education and cultivating STEM talent. Today, we hear ...

Supporting the Mission at Home

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month based on the simple idea that our citizens should have the opportunity to publicly recognize the sacrifices and successes of American service members, past and present. Supporting military families by providing their children with the best possible educational opportunities is an important part of our mission at NMSI. During the month, we’ll be highlighting perspectives of educators, active and retired service members and members of military families on the intersection of military life and STEM education. Today we hear from Marcus ...

NMSI Partner High Schools Recognized by Georgia State School Superintendent for Outstanding AP Performance

NMSI is pleased to share that four Houston County, Georgia high schools partnering with our College Readiness Program were recognized earlier this week by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. Richard Woods for outstanding student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math Advanced Placement® courses.  Houston County High, Northside High, Veterans High, and Warner Robins High were named AP® STEM Achievement Schools for testing students in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and having at least 40 percent of tested students earn qualifying scores. “We ...

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