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Guest bloggers Pranav Badami, Lorena De La Parra Landa, Elya Pardes, Lex Spirtes, and Michael Zhang are Data Scientists at CKM Advisors, and they recently wrapped up a project helping our team discover new trends in what teachers across the country need. If you’ve followed DonorsChoose.org over the last 18 years, you know they pride themselves […]
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DonorsChoose.org is the nonprofit classroom funding site for public school teachers. Educators from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and donors can give any amount to the project that inspires them. Since our founding by a history teacher in 2000, over 430,000 teachers have used the site to bring a total of over […]
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Teachers experience so many magical moments throughout the school year. A student finally getting that really tough concept. A perfectly executed lesson plan. A beautiful new bulletin board. For DonorsChoose.org teachers, there’s one more magical moment to add to the list: getting your first donation from a stranger. Teachers tell us all the time how […]
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Every teacher who has lived through a natural disaster knows that the impacts of a storm can continue long after the rain stops and the news cameras depart. Damage to schools can range from a few lost supplies to complete devastation. Mauriceville Middle School falls into the second category. Located a few hours east of Houston, […]
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This spring, AT&T and DonorsChoose.org teamed up to launch the Digital Storytelling Challenge. Teachers were encouraged to create projects empowering students to tell their stories through technology, and the public voted online for their favorite projects. Out of the 871 projects supported by AT&T, here are the 10 winning ideas! The Story: Chocolate Milk with […]
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The school year is coming to an end, and there’s just one thing we can say to our teachers:
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This has been a record-breaking year for DonorsChoose.org teachers, donors, and partners. With that in mind, I thought it seemed like a great moment to write a little something about how classroom funding works on the site. If you’re a teacher, hopefully this gives you a big-picture sense of how classroom projects get funded, and […]
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About 400,000 public school teachers use DonorsChoose.org to bring resources to their students. Cumulatively, those teachers comprise a body of knowledge, creativity, dedication, expertise, and compassion like no other. However, when it came time to look back at this school year, we asked them to flip the script. We wanted to know: What’s one thing your […]
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Teachers tell us all the time: Professional development makes them soar. It helps them stay up to date on educational best practices and pedagogy, connect with other teachers, and learn new techniques to help their students learn. Ms. Krieger teaches AP English in Upstate New York, and among her 175 (!) DonorsChoose.org projects she received […]
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Are you ready to make the world a little more beautiful? We’re thrilled to share that, today only (5/23), a generous donor from our community will match every donation to music and the arts project on our site. Even better: The match covers the arts in every form. Paint brushes for kindergarteners? Matched. Middle-school music […]
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