The funding will enable Mi to increase supports for systemically marginalized students and teachers of color.
Mass Insight Education & Research (Mi) announced that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to enhance three crucial elements of its Advanced Placement (AP) STEM & English Program.
The equipment loaner program ensures that systemically marginalized students have the opportunity to access state-of-the-art lab equipment while participating in advanced coursework – helping to prepare them for careers in the life sciences industry. The mini-grant program provides partner high schools with funding to facilitate the hiring, retention, and professional development of teachers of color. The Teachers of Color Advisory Council helps ensure that Mi’s efforts to support recruitment and retention of teachers of color are informed by the experience of those who are most affected by the issue.
The MLSC previously partnered with Mi on the innovative Science from Home program in the fall of 2020, which provided Mi AP Biology students with hands-on curriculum-aligned lab experiments for them to complete at home during distance learning.