The Sangari Group Contributes $1,000,000 to NSTA
The Sangari Group and President Ben Sangari have donated $1 million to the John Glenn Center for Science Education campaign. Sangari's gift will support the construction of Glenn Center in Arlington, Virginia. Read more »
NSTA Establishes John Glenn Tribute Fund
In recognition of Senator Glenn’s outstanding life achievements; his dedication to the advancement of the teaching of science; his concern for the future well-being of our nation; and his enduring faith in the ability of new generations to meet new responsibilities, the NSTA Board of Directors has established The John Glenn Tribute Fund.
Watch Senator Glenn’s video address to the 2008 NSTA Conference on Science Education.
The John Glenn Tribute Fund will support NSTA’s Center for Science Education Campaign. NSTA’s goal is to raise a minimum of $10 million in honor of Senator Glenn by September 27, 2010—the 10th anniversary of the release of his Commission’s groundbreaking report Before It's Too Late: A Report to the Nation From the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century.
To further honor Senator Glenn’s commitment to the future of our nation's children and to his enduring support for all teachers of science, the NSTA Board of Directors has announced that it will name its new facility The John Glenn Center for Science Education. This extraordinary center will develop into a national gathering place for all stakeholders dedicated to the future of science education and sustain the vision originally outlined in the 2000 Glenn Commission report.
Click here to make a contribution the John Glenn Tribute Fund.
NSTA Names Center for Science Education in Honor of Senator John Glenn
NSTA is pleased to announce that its Center for Science Education (CSE) will be named the John Glenn Center for Science Education to recognize Senator Glenn’s lifelong dedication and commitment to science education. The formal announcement was made September 17 during a Capitol Hill reception presenting the 2008 Center for Science Education Champion Awards to Senator Glenn and two champions of science education in the U.S. House of Representatives—Congressman Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ). Read more »
NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Expands
Three new donors to the Center for Science Education campaign, Agilent Technologies Foundation, Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (“Astellas”) and Bayer Corporation will support the expansion of the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. The Academy, launched by NSTA and founding partner the Amgen Foundation, provides professional development and mentoring support for early career science teachers. The program was developed in response to the findings of several national reports, including the Glenn Commission’s “Before Its Too Late,” which warned that nearly 50% of science teachers leave the profession within the first three years citing lack of professional support.
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GE Foundation gives $3 Million to NSTA
The GE Foundation has made a $3 million dollar grant to NSTA to support the development of the NSTA Learning Center, one of several components of the campaign for the Center for Science Education. This brings GE’s total support to more than $4 million. For more information, click here.