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Closing the Achievement Gap in Hawaii with College Readiness Program

  The NMSI College Readiness program (formerly known as the NMSI Comprehensive AP Program) is quickly expanding in Hawaii thanks to support from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and ExxonMobil. Together, we are working to provide consistent education to schools serving military families through the Advanced Placement program.  Today we announced the AP results for Campbell, Leilehua, Mililani and Radford High Schools. In addition to the results of these four exceptional schools, we announced the implementation of the college readiness program at ...

Common Core and Military Families

Great Op-Ed in today's Washington Post on Common Core State Standards by Governor Jack Markell from Delaware supporting the work and clearly demonstrating that this is not a Federal takeover of education but a state driven process.  He dispels the other commonly held myth that Common Core is a curriculum - it is not and states are free to create their own or use any curriculum that meets the standards. But we are really glad to see him highlight a group that will derive huge benefits from common core state ...

This Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Sacrifice So Much

Thirty years ago today I tossed my Midshipman hat in the air along with a thousand of my classmates at the United States Naval Academy. I had just sworn an oath to this country to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign or domestic.  It is a bittersweet weekend to fondly remember embarking on a great career in the Navy while at the same time remembering so many who have fallen to defend our country on Memorial Day. I ...

Schools Serving Military Families to Provide Rigorous STEM Courses for Students

This month has brought some very exciting news here at NMSI and for our partnering schools. We’ve awarded more than $5 million to selected schools in Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi to implement NMSI’s AP Program to provide rigorous and instructional resources that can be integrated into any curriculum thanks generous grants from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). More about the expected impact on students at these schools below: Biloxi High School in Mississippi leads the way to better education: Biloxi is proud ...

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 ...

NMSI AP Program for Military Families Expanding in Tennessee High Schools

Innovative program, open to all students, will begin this fall at three high schools near Fort Campbell  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 Clarksville High School, Northeast High School, and Rossview High School, near Fort Campbell in Tennessee, thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  “This innovative ...

National Math and Science Initiative Selects Mississippi High School for its Advance Placement Program for Military Families

Innovative program, open to all students, will begin this fall at Ocean Springs High School, home of Kessler Air Force Base PRESS RELEASE DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its highly successful Advanced Placement program for military families is being expanded this fall to public high schools serving families stationed at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., thanks to a grant from the Office of Naval Research. “This innovative program can open doors to college for more students and give them skills they will need ...

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