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NMSI 2014 Annual Report Celebrating Seven Years of Serving Students and Teachers

NMSI is proud to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report. This past year, our programs achieved record-breaking Advanced Placement performance in our partner schools; expanded the infrastructure for recruiting new highly qualified math and science teachers; and strengthened the content knowledge and instructional skills of thousands of existing educators from elementary school through high school.
 
The report reflects on how far we have come as we work to inspire, engage, and empower all students to succeed in today’s knowledge economy; it also recognizes the generous contributions of the supporters who make our work possible, and outlines our priorities for the coming years.
 
Among our 2014 highlights:

•NMSI impacted more students and teachers than ever, reaching 44 universities through our UTeach Expansion Program, 536 high schools through our College Readiness Program, and more than 8,000 teachers through our Laying the Foundation Program.

•Our College Readiness Program saw continued breakthrough results. Among them, students at Ocean Springs High School in Mississippi achieved the largest first-year increase in qualifying math, science, and English AP scores in the program’s history. Across the country, our partner schools increased their qualifying scores by 10 times the national average after just one year in the program.

•Our Laying the Foundation Program expanded to reach elementary teachers. Previously available only to middle and high school teachers, the nationally recognized training program is now being offered to third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade teachers, thereby, strengthening the pipeline of students prepared for rigorous coursework in later years.

•The UTeach Expansion Program welcomed ten new universities to the national UTeach network, made possible by a $22.5 million grant to NMSI from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The network now includes 44 universities across 21 states and the District of Columbia.
 
“We do this work because we have an obligation to our students to ensure that they are getting the best education we can provide.” says Matthew Randazzo, NMSI’s interim CEO. 
 
But we cannot do this work alone. As we embark on an exciting new phase of our growth as an organization, we look forward to bolstering our connections with our supporters, engaging even more stakeholders, and strengthening the vital partnerships that make our work possible.