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National Math + Science Initiative Deepens Team

New Roles, Structure Will Rapidly Enhance Impact on Student Achievement DALLAS, TX (August 17, 2016) — The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is pleased to appoint Tracy Epp as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, an addition that accompanies a larger team restructure that will allow the national nonprofit to leverage unprecedented recent growth and meet ambitious goals to boost student achievement across the country. Epp will report to NMSI CEO, Matthew Randazzo.  “Tracy’s expertise in teaching and learning as well as the planning, implementation and scaling ...

EIGHT NEW HIGH SCHOOLS JOIN ADVANCEKENTUCKY

Eight (8) more public high schools will participate in the ninth cohort of AdvanceKentucky, which supports schools in implementing the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program (CRP). Today the Cohort 9 high schools being recognized before the Kentucky Board of Education are: Boyd County, Campbellsville Independent, Central (Jefferson County), Elizabethtown Independent, Fleming County, Mason County, Nelson County and Thomas Nelson (Nelson County). Among their 6,200 students, 53 percent are eligible for free/reduced lunch and 21 percent are minority (African American and Hispanic).   AdvanceKentucky provides content-rich teacher training and extensive support and incentives for students ...

National Math + Science Initiative Announces New President

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is pleased to name Gregg Fleisher as its new President. Fleisher, who has been with NMSI since its launch in 2007, transitions into this role after serving as NMSI's Chief Academic Officer. "Gregg's continued commitment to improving student achievement has profoundly affected NMSI's success. We are honored to have such a knowledgeable and innovative expert leading us into the next chapter of NMSI's growth," said Matthew Randazzo, CEO of NMSI. Fleisher, whose career in education began as an Advanced Placement calculus teacher in Dallas, ...

National Math + Science Initiative Awarded $20 Million Department of Education Scale-Up Grant

DALLAS, TX (January 5, 2016)—The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has received a nearly $20 million Scale-up grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 grant competition. The grant will enable NMSI to expand its proven College Readiness Program (CRP) to ten urban and rural school districts across eight states, serving a high proportion of underserved students. CRP dramatically increases the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on Advanced Placement® (AP®) math, science and English exams, while expanding access to rigorous coursework to traditionally ...

NORTH DAKOTA STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL MATH + SCIENCE INITIATIVE’S COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM

NORTH DAKOTA STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL MATH + SCIENCE INITIATIVE’S COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM __________________   Program Improving Student Preparedness Expands to North Dakota   BISMARCK, ND (December 10, 2015)--The National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) College Readiness Program (CRP) today announced its expansion into North Dakota schools with an investment of up to $13 million from ExxonMobil, on behalf of XTO Energy Inc. CRP empowers school communities to improve participation and success in rigorous coursework to better prepare students for college and the STEM-intensive careers of the 21st century. NMSI will partner with districts across the ...

National Math + Science Initiative Named A Highest-Rated Applicant In U.S. Department Of Education i3 Scale-Up Grant Competition

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) was recently named among the 13 highest-rated applicants for the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 grant competition, from more than 400 applications. A nearly $20 million Scale-up grant, contingent upon the organization raising an additional $1 million in matching funds from the private sector, will enable NMSI to expand its proven College Readiness Program (CRP) to ten urban and rural school districts across eight states, serving a high proportion of underserved students. CRP dramatically increases the number of students taking ...

NMSI PARTNER IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL EDUCATION TELECAST

  NMSI PARTNER IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL EDUCATION TELECAST   Tune In To the Think It Up Telecast Event on September 11 on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC at 7 pm CT RIO GRANDE VALLEY –IDEA College Prep San Benito, part of the IDEA Public Schools network, and a partner of the National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) College Readiness Program, has been selected to be featured on Think It Up, an hour-long telecast special that will be simultaneously broadcasted live on all four major networks on September 11 ...

Matthew Randazzo Named CEO of National Math + Science Initiative

"Matthew is an exceptional leader who has already established an ambitious and exciting vision for NMSI’s future,” said Tom Luce, NMSI board chair and founding CEO. "In this pivotal time for our organization, he brings a track record in driving growth and cultivating partnerships, combined with deep expertise and knowledge of today’s education landscape. We are unanimous in our confidence that Matthew will guide NMSI successfully into its next phase of growth.” Randazzo joined NMSI in September 2014 as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, responsible for planning and implementing NMSI’s external engagement ...

Matthew Randazzo Named Interim CEO of National Math and Science Initiative

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that it is naming Matthew Randazzo as interim chief executive officer. Its current CEO, Sara Martinez Tucker was recently appointed to the University of Texas Board of Regents and will be stepping down to focus her activities and responsibilities on serving higher education in Texas.   Tucker’s appointment is a testament to her lifelong commitment to improving educational opportunities for students both in the state of Texas, and nationwide. NMSI is very proud and offers her our heartfelt congratulations on this honor.    NMSI’s ...

National Math + Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announce Expansion of UTeach Program to Five Additional Universities

NMSI-UTeach Partnership to Produce 8,300 Math and Science Teachers by 2020 DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that five additional research universities have been selected to join a national network of universities in the expansion of the UTeach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program, made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).  Beginning in the fall of 2015, the UTeach program will be offered to students at George Washington University; Louisiana Tech University; the University of ...

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