DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help a classroom in need. This blog is the place to get DonorsChoose.org news, tips for project creation and reaching your project goal, success stories, and outstanding student thank-you notes.
The dark days of February are the perfect time to plan out how you’ll spend your summer months. If you’ve been thinking about working some computer science professional development into your summer schedule, our friends at Infosys Foundation USA have an awesome opportunity for you. The Pathfinders Summer Institute is a weeklong computer science bootcamp, […]
Hi there! Margie (Director, Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion), Shantaa (Partnerships Associate) and Steen (Senior Partnerships Manager) here to wish you a very happy Black History Month! Over the years, teachers from across the country have created over 1,000 projects requesting materials and experiences aimed at educating their students about black history and the African […]
Teachers, looking for something to break up the tired Valentine’s day routine? After the card-and-candy exchange wraps up, try this new computer science lesson from our friends at Google. Neither you nor your students need any prior coding experience! In the activity, students will learn how to create their own version of the Google logo […]
The latest Marvel movie is always a hot conversation topic, and the pre-release excitement for the Black Panther movie (coming on 2/16) has reached epic levels. Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, social media is all abuzz, and we know many of your students will be seeing and talking about the movie in the next […]
In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to experience the joy of reading Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one volume he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and […]
Guest blogger Genein Letford is an elementary music teacher from Canoga Park, California and a member of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors. (She’s also a recent TEDx speaker!) Some milestones you never forget. That first group of little ones you inspired. The first time a bee flew into your class and you had to send the bee, […]
In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to experience the joy of reading Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one volume he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, […]
Today, we’re celebrating our #FirstMillion classroom projects by matching donations to every live project. Spread the word on social media, and check out current classroom projects. The DonorsChoose.org community hit a huge milestone recently: Funding our first million classroom projects. That means a million times teachers opened boxes of new supplies for their students, and […]
Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this fall, over 140,000 people have left the islands for other parts of the United States. According to US News and World Report, “some estimate 14,000 public school students are among the exodus.” For some teachers on the US mainland, this means adding new students […]
On November 28th, an incredible 15,700 people from across the United States celebrated #GivingTuesday by supporting over 11,715 teachers. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to send thousands of boxes full of supplies to classrooms, which means tens of thousands of students will get the chance to start their 2018 with the tools they […]
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