National Reading Drive

Read to Fund Diversity-Related Projects on Donors Choose

As a part of the A Mile In Our Shoes program, the more students read, the more projects we’ll fund on DonorsChoose.org. As each level in the reading drive is reached, we will be selecting projects from Donorschoose.org that share a theme with the reading drive: “Tolerance, Diversity, Inclusion and Empathy”. Our preference will be to fully fund a project so teachers will have peace of mind that their project will come to fruition. The number of projects we fund will be based on the projects available at the time the donation level is reached and funds needed by each.

Each article completed will contribute to the overall total of the drive.

An article is completed when a student completes the multiple choice quiz associated with each Newsela article. On-topic articles are worth double. Each quiz completed on an article that is NOT part of the A Mile In Our Shoes Text Sets counts as one completed article. Each quiz completed on an article that IS part of the A Mile In Our Shoes Text Sets counts as two completed articles. Newsela will count all articles completed from February 1 toward the Drive.

Our Progress

 
See an overview of the DonorsChoose.org projects we've funded here. 

To start getting contributing to the reading drive, have your students start reading articles and taking quizzes from the A Mile In Our Shoes Text Sets.

Terms & Conditions

Newsela A Mile In Our Shoes Reading Drive

During the Newsela: A Mile In Our Shoes Reading Drive, which will begin at 12:00 am (midnight) Eastern Time on February 8, 2017 and end at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 20, 2017, Newsela users can help unlock donations for DonorsChoose.org projects.  

Newsela will make donations to DonorsChoose.org projects as each of the following donation milestones is reached; if all milestones are reached, Newsela will end up donating a total of $10,000:

  • 3M articles completed = $2,000
  • 6M articles completed = $2,000
  • 9M articles completed = $2,000
  • 12M articles completed = $4,000

An article is “completed” after a user finishes the multiple choice quiz associated with the Newsela article. Each completed article that is not part of the “A Mile In Our Shoes” Text Sets is worth one (1) point toward the Reading Drive donation milestones. Each completed article that IS part of the “A Mile In Our Shoes” Text Sets is worth two (2) points toward the Reading Drive donation milestones. Newsela will choose donation recipients based on the purpose of their projects and their relevance to the theme of the drive: “Empathy, Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion”.

Additional Prizes:

During the Reading Drive, Newsela may also award additional prizes to the school with the highest number of completed articles during a specific period, to be announced at the same time as the additional prize.

Misc.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Newsela A Mile In Our Shoes Reading Drive is sponsored by Newsela, Inc., having an address of 475 Tenth Ave, New York, NY 10019 with donations and additional prizes provided by Newsela and other prize providers to be determined.  Receipt of a prize may be subject to additional terms.  Newsela reserves the right to substitute any of the prizes.

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