About Us

NOTICE is a new, nonprofit news startup with a simple mission: Explain the news to high schoolers. We’ll do that by creating content that’s both informal and accessible to our audience, with plenty of context, to help younger views understand the significance of the day’s headlines. We’ll also do that by providing teachers with standard-based resources that will help them integrate discussion of the day’s news into their classrooms.

Our first project is a weekly, five minute, news explainer video series that will break down complex issues and encourage students to think critically about our nation, and our planet’s, most pressing issues. For each episode we’ll also produce interactive content so students can dive in more to issues that interest them, as well as resources for teachers, such as discussion questions and other activities, to make it easy to incorporate NOTICE into their classrooms.

The Team

Andrew Springer

Andrew is the Founder and Executive Producer of NOTICE. In this role, he oversees all content, fundraising and operations of the organization. An Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, producer and entrepreneur, he created the first news show on Snapchat, "Stay Tuned." He's led social media teams at NBC News, ABC News, "Good Morning America," and Mashable. He's a graduate of The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and The George Washington University.

Amanda Krause, M.S.Ed.

Amanda is the Director of Curriculum for NOTICE. In this role, she oversees all curriculum development and educator relationships for the organization. She's also publicly licensed in Secondary and Elementary Education. She is the Journalism Program Coordinator at Lake Forest Academy, where she teaches introductory and advanced journalism courses, serves a member of the English faculty, and runs the student paper, having trained for this through the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s program at Columbia University. She earned her B.A in English and American Literature from New York University in 2009 and completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Wisconsin in 2012. For several years, she has helped lead an Oral English Training Program in China for the professional development of teachers in Jiangxi Province and Chengdu. Currently, she’s earning a Certificate in Women’s Leadership from Cornell University.

Angie McPherson

Angie McPherson a Contributor to NOTICE. She's a digital storyteller with a personal mission to connect people to the heart of issues to make the world a more understanding place. She's previously worked at National Geographic, the United Nations Foundation, and Fair Observer. As a mom of two, she enjoys finding new ways to play with words and taking the time to explore the world around us.