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SANTA ANA, CA, July 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The nonprofit, CEO-led initiative Change the Equation (CTEq) notified MIND Research Institute last week that its ST Math instructional software program was one of the programs chosen for inclusion into CTEq's new 'STEMworks' database. CTEq's independent evaluator rated the submitted programs on CTEq's 13 'principles for effective STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning programs.' After this objective review, the evidence documenting ST Math's achievement of these principles was successfully validated. ST Math, created by the neuroscience and education research-based, non-profit MIND Research Institute, is a proven blended learning approach to teaching and learning mathematics.
"We are gratified to learn that ST Math successfully met the rubrics of an effective STEM program as defined by Change the Equation," said Ted Smith, Chairman and CEO of MIND Research Institute. "ST Math has been improving the math performance and engagement of children and youth across the country for more than a decade, and we are pleased to be recognized by this prestigious group for having a significant impact in STEM education."
CTEq, which is governed by business leaders such as Intel CEO Craig Barrett and STEM learning experts such as former astronaut Sally Ride, has a membership of more than 100 companies. It was created to mobilize business leaders to improve the quality of STEM learning in the United States, and guide the business community in their philanthropic and advocacy efforts with regard to STEM. MIND Research Institute currently enjoys the support of several CTEq member companies, including Boeing Company, Chevron Corporation, Cisco Systems, Fluor, JP Morgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sempra, State Farm Insurance and Verizon.
Change the Equation, which launched the STEMworks database last week, solicited submissions for review by an independent evaluator during a pilot phase in April. According to CTEq Executive Director, Linda Rosen, "The STEMworks database is a critical resource for STEM learning advocates, program developers, educators and funders who are looking for programs that meet a high bar for effectiveness."
The MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education research-based, non-profit. MIND applies its distinctive visual approach to illustrating math concepts and building problem-solving skills as the basis for innovative, research-proven math education programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND's programs currently reach 475,000 (almost half a million) students and 16,000 teachers in 1,375 schools in 26 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.net.
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