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NMSI Student Thabit Pulak Earns National Honors for Research in STEM

Last year, we announced that our College Readiness program (formerly known as NMSI’s Comprehensive AP program) was expanding to four schools in Richardson ISD in Texas, thanks to a grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation. This year, those four schools have implemented our program, and Thabit Pulak, of the many incredible students in the program, was recognized for his amazing achievements in the world of STEM. Pulak is a student at Richardson High School and was one of forty finalists in the national Intel Science Talent Search. His entry in ...

Havre De Grace High School Helps Improve Education in Maryland

Student success is something we always try to support and encourage here at NMSI, so we are thrilled to announce the amazing results of our Comprehensive AP Program at Havre De Grace High School in Havre de Grace, Maryland! The program sponsor at this school was the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), who has awarded nearly $20 million total in grant funds to NMSI for its AP programs supporting military families. However, the program itself was made successful by the school’s phenomenal teachers, whose passion for learning has ...

PISA Results Show U.S. Education Needs More Work

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported this week that American students continue to lag behind in international rankings based on performance on an international assessment. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative driven by the OECD to measure 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science literacy. PISA also includes measures of general or cross-curricular competencies, such as problem solving.  2009 was the last time this assessment was administered, and those hoping the U.S. would fare better were met with a grim picture. This year’s results ...

Teachers at U.S. Grant High School Ecstatic About AP

Today marks another kick-off event for the implementation of our Comprehensive AP Program in Oklahoma’s US Grant High School, and we are simply beside ourselves withexcitement. More excited than us, though, are the teachers of U.S. Grant High School, because they know how important this program is for their school and their students. According to AP Calculus teacher Lam Pham, he believes the program will truly prepare his students for college because they aren’t just relying on shortcuts to survive math; they’re actually learning how to understand and process the information ...

4 Ways to Prevent Remedial Education

College remediation, or the process of requiring entering college students to take below-college-level coursework, is a pervasive and vexing problem. According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, approximately 60% of all students eligible to attend college need remedial coursework in mathematics or English, and in 2008, 20% of all students enrolled in a post-secondary institution took remedial coursework. Remediation rates for students entering community college programs are particularly bleak, with nearly 75% of all community college students needing remedial coursework in mathematics, English, or both ...

Alabama Earns Amazing AP Achievements

Autumn has officially fallen this year, but AP scores across the country continue to soar. NMSI partnered with A+ College Ready, and the results of our Alabama schools are simply shooting through the roof! We partnered with A+ College Ready to provide teachers and students with the best, most comprehensive AP program available, and the results have been nothing short of phenomenal! The average first year ...

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! ...

Student Achievement Gaps on the Forefront of Education Dialogues

Earlier this week, we commented on a report that addressed college and workforce readiness, which called for the need to remedy shortcomings in these areas with better preparation in high school. We would like to expand on this issue by looking at another dimension. The Education Trust released a new report titled Breaking the Glass Ceiling of Achievement for Low-Income Students and Students of Color, which adds some nuance to the conversation by exploring the gaps between white students and students of color, as well as the gaps between students ...

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