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Impact: Education in Israel

Graduation Ceremony for the Rothschild-Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching
To create the scientists – and the science-savvy citizens – of the future, the Weizmann Institute has long been involved in all aspects of science education. The Science Teaching Department helps teachers and students keep up with current science through texts, curricula, websites and online communities, courses and research. The Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute, offers a wide variety of formal and informal educational activities, with something for everyone.
Some 45,000 students participate in activities offered by the Davidson Institute of Science Education through their schools

70 different activities are offered to teens through the Davidson Institute

21,500 schoolchildren a year participate in courses, each 20-25 sessions, given by Clore Garden of Science guides and offered through their schools
149 science and math teachers received advanced degrees through the Rothschild-Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching (2011-2014)

70% of the participants in the program are women; 25% teach in the Arab sector

Some 200,000 textbooks published by the Science Teaching Department are in use at any one time in Israeli grades 7-12

60 websites maintained by the Science Teaching Department

3,700 teachers participated in 173 different programs between 2009-2013

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