Fewer than 40% of American students achieve proficiency in math and science, according to data compiled by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and American students ranked 17th in the world in science and 25th in math. ASSET Inc., also known as Achieving Student Success Through Excellence in Teaching, supports the advancement of science education in public, private, and charter schools by providing professional teacher development and hands-on, minds-on curricular materials.
ASSET draws science class out of textbooks and places it squarely into student hands in the form of educational experiments and a curriculum designed to motivate student interest in the subject. In addition to promoting a deeper interest, hands-on scientific learning employs critical-thinking skills that can foster lifelong learning. ASSET currently works with 150,000 students in 140 Pennsylvania school districts to increase their exposure to science education. However, ASSET is still in need of donations to fund a kit of mentally stimulating science materials for a class of 30 elementary and middle school students in the Pennsylvania school system. Kits contain enough science materials for children to conduct between 9 and 12 weeks of scientific experiments and investigations.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help ASSET support the advancement of science education in in Allegheny County schools. If G-Team members raise $500, then ASSET Inc. can fund a science kit with enough materials for 9–12 weeks of experiments for 30 students. Each additional donation will go toward funding a science kit for another classroom.
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