For successfully educating children, one of the lowest cost, highest possible impact we can imagine is Kind News.
Kind News is an award-winning bi-monthly newsletter, published by The Humane Society of the United States, that explores the beauty and wonder of animals and the challenges they face. It is written for three different grade levels for children in grades K-6 (K-2, 3-4 and 5-6).
According to Humane Society information, Kind News:
- fosters empathy and improves students behavior. (The HSUS 2009-2010 teacher survey shows that nearly 75% of teachers think Kind News improves students treatment of one another)
- is recognized as an effective character education tool.
- inspires a love of reading in children
- includes lessons in all major K-6 subject areas and is aligned with the Common Core State Educational Standards
Each subscription includes 28 copies of each issue, a teacher’s guide for each issue and online access to reproducible worksheets to supplement each issue.
A tremendous benefit is that 90% of the children who get Kind News take the newspaper home to share with their families.