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  • Mass Insight's APSI brings a proven academic strategy to 130 high schools

    Mass Insight's Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) convenes 370 teachers from 130 high schools from Massachusetts and beyond for an intensive week of professional development focused on Advanced Placement.

  • Mass Insight Education students get published

    BOSTON – For many high school students, having a piece of writing published in the school newspaper or literary magazine would be the height of success. But a group of Advanced ...

  • Mass Insight's partner Vertex leading the charge for meaningful funding in Boston schools

    The Boston Globe, by Lonnie Shekhtman
    Firms boost long-term education investing


    Like many poorer urban school districts, Lowell struggles with a less than stellar reputation and little money for some ...

  • Mass Insight Releases Report on Closing The Achievement Gap in College

    Of the nearly 2,000 low-income students who completed an Advanced Placement (AP) course through Mass Insight’s College Success/STEM program, more than four in five are on track to graduate from college according to a new report published by the Institute for Strategic Leadership and Learning and released by Mass Insight Education.

  • Michael Contompasis briefs legislators on college success communities, need for STEM, and education reform in Massachusetts

    Mass Insight Education this week released *Achieving College Success* - a new report featuring college matriculation and persistence data from students who have participated in Mass Insight's College Success/STEM program.

  • Speaker Robert DeLeo congratulates AP teachers at the 2nd Annual Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Celebration

    More than 300 educators, state representatives, and industry partners gathered Thursday night at the city’s Museum of Science to honor Mass Insight’s Advanced Placement teachers at the annual Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Celebration.

  • Mass Insight Education Announces Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Winners

    Mass Insight Education is proud to announce that twenty-two teachers from across the state have been selected as Partners in Excellence Teacher Award winners for their outstanding contribution to student achievement and their dedication to College Success in the Mass Insight’s AP STEM program during school year 2013-2014.

  • 100K in 10

    Mass Insight Education hosted welcome event for 100Kin10 and their new partners.

  • Don't just talk about STEM, write about it

    No doubt, science and math are a language all their own, but many still ask why Mass Insight Education incorporates English into its math and science initiative.

  • Lee Middle and High School: Investing in students' futures

    The Berkshire Eagle - Local high school educators are financially investing in students who challenge themselves in preparation for college.

  • Durfee's AP program is making gains

    Fall River Herald-News - On a Tuesday morning in mid-November, students in Kerryann Tracy’s Advanced Placement English class at B.M.C. Durfee High School were presenting criminal profiles of the namesake in the Mary Shelley classic “Frankenstein.”<p>

  • Reimagine, rather than patch, Boston schools

    Boston Globe Opinion - I SHOULD have been bolder. When I look back on my years as chief operating officer and superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, I can see now that I was too focused on incremental changes that produced marginal results. I failed to see that, absent significant structural changes to the district, we would be unable to realize dramatic — and necessary — improvements in student outcomes.

  • Chicopee School Committee discusses expanding math, science and technology options

    The Rebublican/Masslive.com - A national report that shows students’ interest in science, engineering, technology and math is waning sparked a conversation about how to offer more courses and programs to get more youths involved in the subjects.

  • The Stats on Stats

    When Jamal Grant was figuring out what courses he wanted to take his senior year at Boston’s John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science, he decided he wanted to take a math class that was a little less traditional than that prescribed by the typical high school course sequence.

  • Rallying Dedham High School students to college success

    Dedham Transcript - “U-S-A…We’re number one!” cheered Jeff Mahoney, Director at Mass Insight Education at Dedham High School’s annual Advanced Placement Kick Off celebrating Dedham’s success in the Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI). Mahoney referred to the United States’ dominating performance in Olympic sports, which began the annual academic high school rally on October 3rd.

  • Rallying Dedham High School students to college success

    Dedham Transcript - “U-S-A…We’re number one!” cheered Jeff Mahoney, Director at Mass Insight Education at Dedham High School’s annual Advanced Placement Kick Off celebrating Dedham’s success in the Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI). Mahoney referred to the United States’ dominating performance in Olympic sports, which began the annual academic high school rally on October 3rd.

  • New Bedford High focuses on boosting participation in AP program

    New Bedford Standard-Times - Educators worked to sell students on the Advanced Placement program at a kick-off assembly Wednesday, promising the chance to gain admission to a top college, win an iPad — even meet the love of their lives.

  • New Bedford High focuses on boosting participation in AP program

    New Bedford Standard-Times - Educators worked to sell students on the Advanced Placement program at a kick-off assembly Wednesday, promising the chance to gain admission to a top college, win an iPad — even meet the love of their lives.

  • Wareham High receives grant to expand college-credit program

    Wareham Courier- Wareham High Students had a lot to cheer for during a rally held Tuesday to celebrate AP classes.

  • Letter to the Editor, Salem Evening News

    Salem Evening News - Last Friday, Salem High was celebrating. In an auditorium packed with more than 260 students and faculty, the guests of honor were the audience members themselves. As Salem continues its turnaround efforts, a particularly bright spot is Salem High's Advanced Placement (AP) program, which is seeing major success.

  • AP results lauded at PVMHS

    Peabody Weekly News - A group of Peabody Veterans Memorial High students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses have a lot to measure up to, according to data released at an assembly to mark the student achievements in the college level courses.

  • More Advanced Classes Offered

    An initiative to increase enrollment and improve grades in AP courses is working. More Berkshire County public school students have the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses this fall due to an expanded in-state initiative that is designed to graduate more college-ready students.

  • Drury's AP class enrollment booms

    In a single year, Drury High School has not only increased its number of Advanced Placement class enrollments by 135 percent, but has also nearly doubled the number of students earning qualifying scores on the AP exams.

  • Teacher Appreciation at the 2013 APSI

    BRIDGEWATER – The ongoing efforts of more than 325 Advanced Placement teachers from across the state to teach and inspire their students were recognized Tuesday at a luncheon held during the Mass Math + Science Initiative’s annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute.

  • MMSI Student Speaks

    Bahiya Nasuuna addressed participants at The College Board's AP Annual Conference this month on the occasion of Chelsea's AP District of the Year Award - one of 3 districts in the nation selected for this distinction. Bahiya's speech reflects the drive and motivation of our students as well as the intrinsic value of the Advanced Placement program, regardless of the outcomes.

  • Investing in Teachers at the Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    BRIDGEWATER – More than 325 teachers from almost 130 high schools across the state will participate in the Mass Math + Science Initiative’s fifth annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute, which kicks off next week at Bridgewater State University.

  • North Brookfield public schools get $172,323 grant

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette - The North Brookfield Public Schools were recently awarded a competitive three-year grant from the Mass Insight Education/Mass Math & Science Initiative.

  • Companies call for tech classes in Mass. schools

    Boston Globe, By Michael Farrell - Executives from Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and other leading firms want to require all Massachusetts public schools to teach computer science, so local tech companies don’t have to rely on foreign workers to fill future programming and engineering jobs.

  • Award program for AP teachers could come to district

    New Bedford Standard-Times - A program that provides training and financial awards to teachers of Advanced Placement classes looks like a go for the city, officials said this week, after the Senate released a budget with $2.6 million in funding for the initiative.

  • Award program for AP teachers could come to New Bedford

    A program that provides training and financial awards to teachers of Advanced Placement classes looks like a go for the city, officials said this week, after the Senate released a budget with $2.6 million in funding for the initiative.

  • "Without any teachers nobody would be where they are today."

    The Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Celebration showcased the outstanding accomplishments of teachers from the Mass Math + Science Initiative. A highlight of the speaking program, AP Student Rebeca Torrento addressed the crowd of 300 guests with a her perspective on how teachers have influenced her success in Advanced Placement. The following is from her presentation on May 14 at the Museum of Science.

  • 300 Guests join Mass Insight to Celebrate Teaching Excellence at The Museum of Science on May 14

    BOSTON – More than 300 people gathered Tuesday night at this city’s Museum of Science to celebrate the achievements of 15 Advanced Placement teachers from across the state at the Partners in Excellence Teacher Awards Celebration.<p>

  • We Must Create Opportunities for STEM Learning

    Students who are facing the job search are getting the message that STEM workers earn 26 percent more on average than their non-STEM counterparts.

  • Mass Insight invites stakeholders to reflect on Education Reform 20 Years Later

    BOSTON-The state must act with urgency to address the challenges that remain after two decades of successful education reform efforts in order to ensure that all students are being prepared for college and career success, said a panel of education leaders on Thursday.

  • Newsweek Names Salem Academy Charter School as #1,106 High School in USA

    The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday, May 13, 2013.

  • Attleboro on list of "America's Most Challenging High Schools"

    Attleboro High School has been named to the Washington Post’s list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” for 2012.

  • AP initiative will expand to middle school students

    The Salem Public Schools' accelerated improvement plan describes what the district wants students to know and be able to do, how they will ensure that students are learning and that teachers have the necessary skills and tools, and who will be responsible for ensuring long-term success.

  • Marlborough High teachers honored

    Main Street Journal - Marlborough High School English teacher Jose Reyes and science/technology and engineering teacher Kathleen Richov were recently named "Teachers in Excellence" by Mass Insight Education and Partners in Excellence.

  • Prior Named “Teacher In Excellence”

    Uxbridge Times - Christine “Chris” Prior, a calculus teacher at Uxbridge High School was named a “Teacher in Excellence” from Mass Insight Education’s Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI). She is 1of 15 named teachers out of the 548 Advanced Placement high school teachers across the Commonwealth and is proud to represent her school and students.

  • Springfield, Turners Falls, Agawam teachers receive awards for excellence

    Springfield Republican - Robin Harrington of Turners Falls High School, Scott Trahan of Agawam High School and Catherine Grygorcewicz of Springfield Central High School has each been named a Teacher in Excellence by the Mass Insight Education’s Mass Math + Science Initiative.

  • Chelsea High School Teacher named Teacher of the Year by NMSI

    Congratulations to Chelsea High School AP Biology Teacher who has been named Teacher of the Year by the National Math + Science Initiative!

  • Enrollment in Advanced Placement courses soars

    Fernando Lopez took his first advanced placement classes this year, enrolling in AP biology and English at Methuen High School. Lopez said teachers recommended he take the classes, which he admitted he would not have considered without their advice. “I needed that push,” he said.

  • More local students tackling college-level Advanced Placement courses

    Middleboro High School junior Mary Cole plans to take the Advanced Placement exam at the end of her AP chemistry and English courses even though the colleges she is looking at probably will not count them for credit.

  • New Date for Partners in Excellence Award Celebration: May 14

    The Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Celebration, postponed due the March 7 storm, will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 at the Museum of Science, Boston.

  • Teaching excellence: A zest to make students better in math

    Agawam Advertiser - Scott Trahan makes learning math fun, encourages students to push themselves, and gives them a desire to succeed. That’s why many of his Agawam High School students are top performers in the national Advanced Placement (AP) exam. It’s also why Trahan was honored recently for his work in helping Agawam and other lo- cal high school students prepare to take that rigorous exam.

  • Way to go!

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Christine Prior, a calculus teacher at Uxbridge High School, is one of 15 teachers - out of the 548 Advanced Placement high school teachers in the state - who have been named a Teacher in Excellence from Mass Insight Education's Mass Math + Science Initiative.

  • Peabody teacher wins excellence award

    Salem News - Lawrie Bertram, 52, has always traveled a bit off the beaten track. She got a late start in the education game. She wanted to teach, but after graduating from college she discovered there was a glut of English teachers.

  • POSTPONED: Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Celebration

    As the weather situation continues to intensify, Mass Insight Education and our Partners in Excellence have decided to postpone the Teacher Awards Celebration scheduled for tonight.

  • Bertram Gets Excellence Award for Work on AP Program

    Peabody High English teacher Lawrie Bertram is one of 15 AP teachers being honored by Mass Insight Education for greatly contributing toward students' success this year.

  • Methuen math teacher earns prestigious award

    Eagle-Tribune - What do you get when you add together the numbers 15, 16/18 and 13? Meredith Moore, an Advanced Placement calculus teacher, knows. She was one of 15 teachers recognized with a Partners in Excellence award from Mass Insight Education, a Boston nonprofit focused on education, and who will receive the awards tomorrow night at the Museum of Science in Boston.

  • Two Pinoys in Massachusetts cited for their teaching excellence

    GMA News - Two Filipinos are among 15 teachers in Massachusetts in the United States who will be recognized for their teaching excellence. Fred Pontillas and Jodie Reyes were named Partners in Excellence Teacher Award by the Boston-based nonprofit group Mass Insight Education, along with 13 others. They will be honored in a ceremony on March 7 at the Museum of Science, also in Boston.

  • Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

    East Boston Times-Free Press - East Boston High School English Advanced Placement teacher, Audrey Schindler McDonald, will be one of 15 teachers from across the state selected as a Teacher in Excellence Award winner.

  • Bertram to be Honored With 'Teacher in Excellence' Award

    Peabody Patch - Peabody High English teacher Lawrie Bertram is one of 15 AP teachers being honored by Mass Insight Education for greatly contributing toward students' success this year.

  • MHS teachers to receive excellence awards

    Marlborough Enterprise - Congratulations to Marlborough High School English teacher Jose Reyes and science/tehnology and engineering teacher Kathleen Richov, two of just 15 Advanced Placement (AP) teachers throughout the state to be named "teachers in Excellence" by Mass Insight Education and Partners in Excellence.

  • Turners HS teacher earns state honor

    Greenfield Recorder - Turners Falls High School science teacher Robin Harrington is one of a handful across the state singled out for recognition with a Partners in Excellence Teacher Award.

  • Durfee's John Saurette one of 15 in state to receive Partners in Excellence Teacher Award

    Fall River Herald News - Students in John Saurette’s Advanced Placement English class at B.M.C. Durfee High School don’t want to let him down.

  • Agawam teacher demonstrates 'Excellence'

    Agawam Reminder - On Feb. 13 Agawam High School (AHS) teacher Scott Trahan received notice that he was among the 15 teachers named a "Teacher in Excellence" by Mass. Insight Education's Mass. Math + Science Initiative (MMSI).

  • Teacher wins science instruction award

    Malden Observer - Malden High School science teacher Martin Berryman is one of 15 teachers statewide named a Teacher in Excellence from Mass Insight Education's Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI).

  • Marlborough AP Teachers Recognized

    Marlborough Patch - Congratulations to Marlborough High School English teacher Jose Reyes and science/technology and engineering teacher Kathleen Richov, two of just 15 advanced placement (AP) teachers throughout the state to be named “Teachers in Excellence” by Mass Insight Education and Partners in Excellence.

  • Attleboro Instructor Named 'Teacher in Excellence'

    Attleboro Patch - Mass Insight Education recently named Attleboro High instructor Pete Tarsi a Teacher in Excellence for his work in the Mass Math + Science Initiative. He is one of 15 AP teachers in the state who is being recognized for exemplary contributions to student success during the 2011-12 academic year.

  • Three Boston educators selected for Teacher in Excellence Awards

    Boston.com - Three Boston Public Schools teachers are among 15 from across the state to be selected for the first-ever Teacher in Excellence Awards for their contributions to student achievement in the Mass Math + Science Initiative.

  • AHS teacher honored with excellence award

    Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Attleboro High School physics teacher Peter Tarsi is one of 15 teachers from across the state to receive a Teacher in Excellence Award for contributing to student achievement in math and science. The awards were announced Tuesday by Massachusetts Insight in Education.

  • Mass Insight Education Announces 15 Partners in Excellence Teacher Award Winners

    Mass Insight Education today announced that fifteen teachers from across the Commonwealth have been selected as **Teacher in Excellence Award** winners for their outstanding contribution to student achievement in the Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI). The honor and financial award, which is in its first year, is made possible through the support of **Partners in Excellence**, a group of philanthropists, corporations, and foundations committed to teacher excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

  • New National Math + Science Initiative CEO

    The National Math and Science Initiative, a leading partner of the Mass Math + Science Initiative, has named Sara Martinez Tucker as new CEO.

  • Saturday Study Sessions Put Students to the Test

    Student Sessions have become a key ingredient into the MMSI formula, which has helped more than double AP participation and performance.

  • Like us on Facebook

    We've re-launched out Facebook page for current MMSI updates!

  • Mass Insight Education Launches Partners in Excellence

    This Fall, Mass Insight Education launched PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE to invite more support for teaching excellence.

  • Cash incentives for students

    My parents never paid me for good grades, while students at National Math and Science Initiative schools can get $100 for every AP exam they pass.

  • National Science Teachers Association Reports Young Ambassadors for STEM

    Young professionals around the country are sharing their own high school experiences and the choices that led them to their STEM career paths.

  • College Board commends Danvers schools for strides in AP performance

    Danvers schools have received recognition from the College Board for making significant strides in Advanced Placement (AP) access for students, and student performance in AP classes, Danvers school officials announced on Tuesday.

  • MMSI = College Success

    If I had not met the guy who was helping so many Hispanic kids master calculus, I wouldn’t be writing columns today. I also wouldn’t be having frequent arguments about how much low-income students can learn.

  • 46 Massachusetts Public School Districts Named to the 2012 AP District Honor Roll

    More districts in MA recognized than in any other state for expanding access to AP and maintaining or improving performance

  • New initiative aims to increase college success rates and interest in STEM fields in area high school students

    Students at 10 Boston Public Schools will have a leg up on the competition in math and science after the schools were recently included in the Boston High School College Success Network, which will use an expanded version of Mass Insight’s Mass Math + Science Initiative.

  • Helping Young Women Succeed in STEM

    Why do female students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields need mentors?

  • New MMSI and BPS partnership featured on Boston Neighborhood Network News

    On November 1, Jeff Mahoney, MMSI’s Director of Campaign Partnerships and Charles Cauley, Assistant Headmaster at East Boston High School were guests on the Boston Neighborhood Network News. They ...

  • Boston Public Schools announces major effort to help thousands more students earn college success

    On Thursday, November 1, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson along with Mass Insight CEO and Founder William Guenther joined leaders from business, government, education, and student support organizations at the Boston Public Library to announce a new version of MMSi at 10 BPS high schools.

  • Dracut AP students striving for - and achieving - success

    A MMSI perspective from a Dracut High School student.

  • Mass Insight Education Welcomes New Board Member

    City Year’s Jim Balfanz Joins Mass Insight Education Board of Directors

  • South High Raising the Bar With More AP Courses

    High school Pep Rallies are enjoyable to watch, for seeing the excitement on the faces of the students is priceless. The special part of this particular rally was that it was not about sports, but about AP achievement.

  • Students Earn Money for High AP Scores

    More than 70 percent of Attleboro High students who take Advanced Placement exams receive a score of 3 or higher.

  • Our view: Encouraging AP scores in Salem

    Challenge bright students, and they will respond. How else to interpret the results of the latest round of Advanced Placement testing at Salem High School?

  • Norton High Sees Surge in AP Students

    Open enrollment allows any student to take advanced placement courses.

  • Advanced Placement Success Doubles at Schools in Mass Insight’s Mass Math + Science Initiative

    Statewide Math and Science AP program produces significant gains, particularly among minority, low income, and female students to open doors to college for more students.

  • High praise for high marks

    Salem High School performs well on AP exams.

  • Peabody High AP Students Score Above State, National Averages

    The latest results on the Advanced Placement program with the Mass. Math & Science Initiative continues to show great gains for Peabody students.

  • Where more AP classes make sense

    Sixty-one of the more than 360 public high schools in Massachusetts now participate in the privately run National Math and Science Initiative, which works to expand enrollment in AP math, science, and English classes.

  • Increase success in college by broadening student access to AP classes

    Gregg Fleisher (Senior Vice President, National Math and Science Initiative) talks about challenging and empowering high school students to successfully complete college-level coursework.

  • Many more students in region taking AP classes

    Mass Insight Education’s Mass Math + Science Initiative announced last week that Uxbridge, Northbridge, Douglas and Nipmuc Regional high schools were among the 60 schools statewide that collectively have more than doubled the number of qualifying scores on the AP exams since they entered the program.

  • "There's an AP for That" at Leicester High School

    Leicester High School celebrated the endeavors of its "wicked smaht" students Thursday with an AP rally, an effort that educators hope will bolster excitement for the new Advanced Placement classes made available this year with the help of the recent Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (MMSI) grant.

  • Northbridge Students Excel In AP Classes

    Northbridge High School's decision to open enrollment in advanced placement classes to all students – not just the best – has completely changed the culture at the school, said interim Schools Superintendent Nancy Spitulnik.

  • O'Bryant Student Addresses School During MMSI Kickoff Season

    At the recent Kick-Off at the John D. O’Bryant School for Math and Science in Boston, AP student Marilyn Pineda addressed her fellow classmates to kick off the school year, and we are reprinting her message to inspire all MMSI students, current and future, who are willing to accept the challenge.

  • Dedham High celebrates AP students, program

    Opportunity. Access. Achievement. It’s a goal schools set, but for students at Dedham High School it’s become a reality through the Mass Insight Education’s Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI).

  • STEM program aimed at student success

    CHS joins initiative that promotes Advanced Placement courses

  • Dedham High to celebrate, encourage AP students at rally

    Dedham High School will hold a celebration rally Thursday to celebrate the school’s successes and increased participation in advanced placement math, science, and English classes.

  • Pep rally held for NHS AP students

    Nearly 200 Advanced Placement (AP) students packed the Norton High School auditorium while teachers and administrators cheered them on Tuesday morning.

  • North Adams, Lee public schools forge AP partnership

    This school year, North Adams Public Schools and Lee Public Schools are working through a new unique partnership through the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (MMSI) program to promote more student participation in math, science and English AP courses as a means of preparing for college and the workplace.

  • Nipmuc High sees growth in AP courses

    The Nipmuc Regional High School has seen an increase in the enrollment of its Advanced Placement (AP) classes and performance in the AP exams, according to district officials.

  • STEM Ambassadors Connect AP with Careers

    STEM Ambassadors Meeting Their Adopted Classes


    This past July at the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced to 350+ Massachusetts teachers the new STEM Ambassadors - rising star ...

  • MMSI Evaluation Report Selected for DESE Website

    The Office of Planning and Research To Close Proficiency Gaps at The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) has selected the recent evaluation report commissioned by Mass Insight Education ...

  • FHS Students Mark Start of Math and Science Initiative

    An auditorium of hundreds of advanced placement and pre-advanced placement students at Fitchburg High School celebrated the kickoff of the school's partnership with Mass Insight Education's Mass Math + Science Initiative on Friday, a program that has brought additional AP offerings to Fitchburg students.