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EdSurge: Inside the $29M DonorsChoose Gift That’s Making Teachers Very Happy


"On Tuesday night, Chicago teacher Amani Ghusein stayed up late to watch TV. She had heard there might be a special announcement relating to one of her favorite education websites, DonorsChoose.org, and was curious to know more. She was glad she did.Ghusein, who teaches science to grades 3 through 8 at Dawes Elementary School, caught the surprise announcement made on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that cryptocurrency and finance company Ripple had made a huge donation to fund every project on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose. In all, Ripple donated $29 million to fund more than 35,000 classroom requests. According to DonorsChoose, the amount will cover 70,000 books, 15,000 art supplies and 6,200 pieces of lab equipment."Read the full story on EdSurge.

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