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Kalaheo High Marks College Readiness Week with NMSI Launch

                                             HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION News Release February 10, 2014 HONOLULU – A national program aimed at college-and career-readiness kicked off another phase today at Kalaheo High School. The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and take AP exams.  NMSI is focused on providing exceptional math and science education in high schools on or near U.S. military bases through the highly effective AP program. The program provides excellence and continuity for students whenever their families are transferred because ...

National Math and Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announce National Expansion of Highly Successful UTeach Program

National Math and Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announce National Expansion of Highly Successful UTeach Program Five universities awarded grants to implement transformative program for STEM teacher preparation; additional schools encouraged to apply for second round of funding DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) today announced the expansion of the UTeach secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program to five research universities, made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). With the expansion of UTeach to ...

Aberdeen High School Awarded National Math and Science Initiative “School of the Year”

NMSI and The Boeing Company team up to provide comprehensive program to boost student achievement in math, science and English classes Aberdeen selected out of 465 participating schools nationwide for award ABERDEEN – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that Aberdeen High School (AHS) of Aberdeen, Md., has been selected as the “School of the Year” for its outstanding gains in student achievement. NMSI and Boeing, the local program sponsor, presented the award to Aberdeen students and faculty at a special celebration today featuring leadership from the ...

Catalysts for Improving our Classrooms

In the laboratory, a catalyst is defined as a “substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions than otherwise possible.”  And in the realm of education, a catalyst can act as an “agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.”  This is precisely what we need – a catalyst – to help improve our education system, improve student outcomes, and close the achievement gap. What can we do to solve these problems, and who is in the best position ...

The Hour of Code is Here: Join the Largest Learning Event in History!

There is a widening gap in America's workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Many of our current STEM professionals are nearing retirement, and fewer and fewer students are actively pursuing STEM degrees and careers, such as engineering or coding. Recognizing this immediate STEM crisis, the Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org joined forces to create the Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to raising student and societal awareness of the importance of computer science education. A centerpiece of this national event is the ...

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 ...

Eisenhower High School Students in National Math and Science Initiative Program Excel on Advanced Placement Exams

Eisenhower High School Students in National Math and Science Initiative Program Excel on Advanced Placement Exams Lawton, Okla. – High school students at Eisenhower High School earned significantly higher scores on Advanced Placement* (AP) exams last year thanks to an innovative program developed by the  National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). Eisenhower High School students have been in the program since the 2011-2012 school year. Since then, enrollment in AP math, science and English courses has risen by 138 percent. Students receiving a passing score on an AP ...

NMSI expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program to Memorial

What:         NMSI expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program to Memorial When:        Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 Where:      Memorial High School, 5840 S. Hudson Ave. Contact:     Chris Payne at 918-746-6898 or paynech@tulsaschools.org TULSA, Okla. – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement* (AP) program will expand to Memorial High School, thanks to a grant from the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). “Due to the generous funding from the Tulsa Community Foundation, the George Kaiser Family ...

Fort Worth ISD and National Math and Science Initiative Announced Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program

FORT WORTH ISD AND NATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED COMPREHENSIVE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth ISD and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that NMSI’s Comprehensive Advanced Placement* (AP) program will expand to North Side and Trimble Tech High Schools, thanks to a grant totaling more than $1 million. The Sid W. Richardson Foundation, The Radler Foundation, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, the Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation and Chase Bank presented this generous donation ...

How does the government shutdown impact our students?

The government has been officially shut down for two weeks, and while everyone is worried about the long and short-term impact on our daily lives, NMSI is particularly concerned about the impact the shutdown has on education.  Specifically, we are concerned about how the shutdown affects, and will continue to affect, our teachers and students.  You might be shocked to know that more than 90% of the Department of Education’s staff members were deemed “non-essential.”  In other words, out of the DOE’s 4,225 employees, only 212 are now working. With ...

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