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NMSI Teachers Are Spending the Summer Learning

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NMSI Partners with Louisiana Department of Education on Teacher Training

NMSI is proud to partner with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) to provide our nationally recognized Laying the Foundation teacher training to thousands of English Language Arts educators across the state this summer. The Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit, which will be held June 4-5 in New Orleans, will bring together approximately 5,000 outstanding educators and content experts from across Louisiana to share their knowledge and develop new skills as they prepare for the coming school year. These teacher leaders are dedicated to fostering high expectations for students at public ...

The Reviews Are In: What Teachers Are Saying About NMSI Training (On Twitter!)

This summer, NMSI has trained nearly 4,000 math, science and English teachers in more than a dozen states across the nation. While we typically receive feedback on our trainings in the form of end-of-course surveys, we decided to also reach out on Twitter and ask our teachers directly about their training experiences. They responded with such excitement and enthusiasm that we couldn’t resist sharing their reactions. Alannah Grande kicked things off by sharing a picture of a 6th-10th grade English student activity that she and her fellow trainees got to ...

197% Increase in Lubbock!

Great article in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Advanced Placement courses on the rise in South Plains which is not something you see every day. But due to the incredible work of NMSI's AP Program they had a 197% increase in AP participation over the last two years. Texas has seen a 122% increase in AP over the past decade according to the article "Sharp, the district’s director of communications and community relations, said prior to 2010, students who took AP courses were “self-selected” and paid the cost for the ...

NMSI Expands

Welcome! This is a pretty exciting time at the National Math and Science Initiative. Just 18 months ago, NMSI was 17 people working hard with a program in 8 states.  Today NMSI is the combined strength of Laying the Foundation, AP Strategies, AP Teacher Training and Incentive Program, UTeach and the Initiative for Military Families.  Each of the programs had an acronym and each the 6 different programs became confusing.  So the website you see today is really who we are. We are one organization focused on transforming education in ...

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