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NMSI CEO Appointed to University of Texas Board of Regents

We are pleased to share that this morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed NMSI CEO Sara Martinez Tucker as one of two new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is composed of nine members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Terms for Regents are scheduled for six years each. Tucker is one of two new appointments made by Abbott that will be effective February 1, 2015. “My time at NMSI has reinforced by long-held belief that all students are ...

NMSI CEO on Celebrating Latinos in American Classrooms

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. According to NMSI CEO Sara Martinez Tucker, achievements of Latinos are not only those that we read or hear about in the media, but also extend to the important work that happens in American classrooms. In a commentary in the Fall 2014 issue of Latino Magazine, Tucker notes that we should also ask ...

NMSI CEO Awarded 2014 McGraw Prize in Education

We are proud to announce that Sara Martinez Tucker, chief executive officer of NMSI, has been named a winner of the 2014 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. The prize, sponsored by the McGraw Hill Financial Research Foundation, recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to education innovation, and this year, focuses on those who have found ways to narrow achievement gaps across the educational spectrum. As the leader of NMSI, Tucker is working to improve teacher effectiveness and student performance in the critical subjects of science, math, technology ...

2013 CGI America - Panelists remarks on Economic & Social Mobility

2013 CGI America – American Dream, American Realities: Achieving Economic and Social Mobility Thought leaders came together today at the 2013 CGI America meeting in Chicago to discuss American Dream, American Realities: Achieving Economic and Social Mobility. Here are a few of the noted statements that continues to encourage our nation to build a strong educational foundation in order to thrive economically and socially in the United States. President Clinton and Former Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, began with opening remarks around the overall state of ...

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