Meet Our 2021-22 GTP Teaching Assistants

November 23, 2021

The Global Teaching Project’s extraordinary Teaching Assistants are a critical, and unique, component of our blended learning model. The Teaching Assistants—Science majors from leading universities—provide substantive instruction for our students, and much more: the Teaching Assistants also are exemplars of achievement, and emissaries from the broader world beyond the rural …

Professor Lisa Urry

Textbook Author Prof. Urry Leads New Biology Course

October 13, 2021

Professor Lisa Urry, lead author of the nation’s most widely used Biology textbook, will serve as lead instructor of the Global Teaching Project’s inaugural Advanced Placement (AP)® Biology course.  That course is being offered in the 2021-2022 academic year to promising high school students in rural Mississippi through a pilot …

University Study Confirms HS STEM Program’s Impact

October 5, 2021

A study by the University of Mississippi Center for Research Evaluation (CERE) has found that high school students in the Advanced STEM Access Program—implemented by the Global Teaching Project in collaboration with a consortium of rural Mississippi public school districts— achieved significant, quantifiable benefits during its most recent Summer residential …

National News Story<br/> Focuses on GTP

May 10, 2021

Earlier this week, a team from the Washington bureau of cable news network News Nation came to the town of Marks in the Mississippi Delta at the invitation of the Global Teaching Project.  The News Nation report that aired was prompted in part by our essay on Marks and the …

MLK ’21: Advanced STEM Winter Program

February 2, 2021

During the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, over 100 students, Mississippi-based teachers, and tutors from Yale, the University of Virginia, Harvard, and Scripps gathered virtually to work on AP Physics and AP Computer Science, as well as to learn about developing the study skills, resilience, and grit needed to excel academically and later in life.

Looking Forward to 2021; Looking Back to 2020 (and 1834)

January 3, 2021

Happy New Year! A year ago, no one could foresee the trials that 2020 brought. However, the extraordinary response of our students, teachers, tutors, and administrators was entirely predictable, because their character already had been evident. We are extremely proud of their hard work and commitment. We cannot choose our …

Thanksgiving: Reflect and Resolve

November 26, 2020

Today is Thanksgiving. Grade school pageants tend to associate the holiday with Pilgrims and Indigenous Peoples, but it was Abraham Lincoln who first designated the fourth Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation was issued on October 3, 1863, a time when, as the document acknowledged, …

New data shows MS STEM Program’s unique impact

November 18, 2020

According to new data from the College Board, the entity that administers Advanced Placement exams, the Global Teaching Project’s Advanced STEM Access Program stands out favorably both in Mississippi and nationally in two critical respects: Continued Growth:  Amidst the pandemic, schools across the country are limiting their academic programs and reducing their …

Student Spotlight: AJ Tutor and Rylee Chisholm

November 13, 2020

Fewer than 0.3% of Mississippi public high school students even attempt the challenge of the AP® Physics 1 exam. Among all 38 Advanced Placement® subjects, AP Physics 1 has the lowest average score and the lowest percentage of students who achieve a “qualifying” score—the minimum required to earn college credit. …

Election Day

November 3, 2020

Today is Election Day. Every election presents different issues, but the primary purpose of an election is, or at least should be, always the same—to create a better future for ourselves and others. The political process is one way of helping achieve that better future, in which all lives are …