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Building A Strong Academic Foundation

We know we’re not alone when we say watching the live feed from the 3rd annual White House Science Fair was absolutely inspirational. These incredible young scientists are talented and will undoubtedly provide innovative medical research and save the planet by discovering safer bio chemicals for the earth. Needless to say, America can expect great things from these young American innovators in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
 
But how do we get more of our young people into a STEM career? As President Obama stated in his speech at the White House Science Fair they had a “community of people that helped them succeed, from dedicated teachers who believed in them and challenged them to do even more, to loving mentors and family.” There was a great round of applause for all parents, teachers, and principals because they are the first step in getting American students to raise the academic bar.
 
Because it all starts with highly trained teachers, the National Math and Science Initiative provides teacher resources to help teachers prepare students for their bright futures in STEM. 
 
4 Resources Teachers Can Take Advantage of Right NOW
1.Free English, Math, and Science Lessons
2.Free Common Core Resources
3.Math, Science, and English Teacher Forums to provide support and opportunities for professional dialogue
4.Summer Institutes, Trainings, and Administrator Orientations
 
With a strong training program, teachers like, Sarah Dille, who recently was named a NMSI Teacher of the Year, will continue to provide students like Carlos Sotelo, who is attending Princeton in the fall, the rigorous coursework and inspiration needed to succeed in a STEM field.