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Society for Science & the Public launched the Science News in High Schools program in September 2015, as part of a larger commitment to create a more scientifically literate society. More than 204,000 students at 271 schools in 28 states, including Washington, D.C., Australia and the United Kingdom will gain free access to content produced by Science News. Beginning with the September 19 issue, schools participating in the program received log-in access to the Science News website for the entire school, 10 print copies, and an online educator guide with discussion questions for each issue to help teachers incorporate the content into their lesson plans and curriculum.
“I am so thankful for the 10 magazines and access to other content that you have offered us. My high school students can only benefit and be enriched by your generosity.”
During the 2016-2017 school year, Regeneron is increasing their sponsorship to 4,000 schools, Arconic Foundation (previously Alcoa Foundation) is sponsoring 124 schools (118 schools in the United States and 6 in the United Kingdom), Burton Family Foundation is sponsoring 50 schools and an anonymous donor is sponsoring 10 schools (all in North Carolina). We have an additional 52 school sponsored by individuals, Booster Clubs and other donors.
The pilot program took place during the 2015-2016 school year. Alcoa Foundation sponsored 124 schools (118 schools in the United States and 6 in the United Kingdom); Regeneron sponsored 85 schools (all in New York); an anonymous donor sponsored 10 schools (all in North Carolina), 23 schools were sponsored by individuals, and 2 schools were sponsored by a school booster club. The creation of the teacher guide was funded via a Kickstarter campaign, which raised $35,751 from 331 supporters, including funds submitted online through Kickstarter and checks received directly.
“Thank you so much! I'm very excited to incorporate Science News into my classroom and can't wait to see how the articles and lab activities can be used to enhance my curriculum. Hooray!”
The goal of Science News in High Schools is to help transform how students and educators are asked to interact with science in the classroom by providing them with real-world examples, information, and inspiration. Science News, published since 1922, provides an approachable overview from all fields and applications of science and technology and is written by a staff of experienced science journalists who treat science as news, reporting accurately and placing findings in perspective.
As an example of program expense, it would cost a sponsor $27,500 to provide Science News for the academic year to 55 schools reaching more than 55,000 students and educators.
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About Science News
Science News is the most authoritative and comprehensive source for journalism on the latest scientific discoveries. Published by the nonprofit Society for Science & the Public, Science News covers new discoveries in science across all topic areas, through news briefs, fully reported news items and long-form analytical feature stories. Science News online, www.sciencenews.org, also includes a blog network and frequent news updates, videos and an archive of issues going back to 1924. Science News is written in a lively, engaging way that neither confuses nor talks down to readers. Articles include citations to the research mentioned as well as links to further reading.
“We are thrilled! This will provide more resources in student research and our focus on Reading Literacy!!”
The mission of Science News is to inform and educate the public on the latest important discoveries across all fields of scientific inquiry. Science News articles are written, edited and produced by seasoned science journalists for science enthusiasts, whether they are students or educated global citizens hoping to better understand the newest breakthroughs, or scientists seeking to remain current on topics outside of their field.