Summer 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020 Newsletter

August 31, 2020

Dear Friends of the Global Teaching Project, We are very pleased to report that our students, teachers, and tutors overcame unprecedented challenges to conduct a highly successful Advanced STEM Summer Program, with record levels of participation. Since our initiative began, our Summer Program has been a key component of our educational …

Mark Cuban joined GTP's Advanced STEM Preparatory Program: Summer Dinner Series

Mark Cuban addresses students as part of GTP Speaker Series

July 24, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined our dinner discussion yesterday evening with entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban. Our students were engaged throughout, and asked excellent questions as they themselves work to achieve great things. Mr. Cuban shared his own journey, and emphasized the value of …

Matt Dolan, Founder and CEO of the Global Teaching Project, testified before the Mississippi State Senate on Distance Learning

June 9, 2020

Matt Dolan, Founder and CEO of the Global Teaching Project, testified before the Mississippi State Senate at the May 13, 2020 Joint Hearing of the Committee on Education and Committee on Universities and Colleges on Distance Learning. Mr. Dolan and other experts, including Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, as well as representatives from major area internet service provider including C-Spire and AT&T, were called to testify about how to implement a successful statewide distance curriculum amidst the challenges wrought by COVID-19, with broadband access being the primary obstacle to effective implementation.

Our Commitment to Civil Rights and Human Dignity

June 4, 2020

The Global Teaching Project was created to advance a fundamental Civil Right—the right to a quality education—and we have made progress toward that goal. The Global Teaching Project has helped close educational disparities afflicting underserved rural, low-income, and minority communities by providing promising high school students access to rigorous courses that otherwise would be unavailable. We do so because we believe in the promise of America. Yet that promise is not evident to all, and is denied to some as a consequence of poverty, injustice, and even violence.

We condemn the conduct involved in the death of George Floyd, which is unworthy of our great nation, and support calls for justice to be served. We join with those who honor the ideals articulated in our founding documents, and resolve to work to help make those ideals a reality for all Americans.

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2020 Newsletter

May 15, 2020

Dear Friends of the Global Teaching Project, The emergence of COVID-19 poses major challenges for the educational community, and the world at large.  For the Global Teaching Project (GTP), COVID-19 has underscored the importance of robust virtual learning platforms and the importance of investing in our country’s rural communities.  GTP …

Sam Day-Weiss (Yale Class of 2020)

Sam Day-Weiss, Yale Class of 2020, reflects on his experiences as a GTP Tutor

May 11, 2020

Tutoring for the Global Teaching Project (GTP) for the last three years has been an unparalleled experience. Starting with a class of just two students at Lake High School in Scott County, Mississippi, at the beginning of my Sophomore year of college, I finished my Senior year with eight students. The program has grown so much in the past few years, and I am grateful to have been able to grow with it.