"One way to amplify STEM interest among military children is through the National Math and Science Initiative's College Readiness Program," says Col. David Raugh, 502nd Force Support Group commander at Fort Sam Houston. Launched in 2007, the non-profit program tailored to improving STEM education is now in over 1,000 schools across the country. As a result, the performance in Advanced Placement exams by students in those schools has exceeded 10 times the national average while broadening the instructional capacity of teachers. Over 150 military-connected schools signed up for the program, and more funds are available to expand to 200 in the next two to three years. For more information, visit the NMSI College Readiness Program webpage.
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