Earlier this month, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $2 million to match 50% of all DonorsChoose pledges for one day.
ABC News' Ike Ejiochi shares how the nonprofit organization DonorsChoose makes an impact to deserving classes from unclaimed money.
DonorsChoose has built one of the largest communities of teachers of color, and this Black History Month, we can honor and uplift them.
DonorsChoose, a campaign to help teachers provide resources for their students, has raised more than $1.3 billion for projects across the country.
A new PEN America report shows 41% of banned books have protagonists or prominent secondary characters of color, and 22% deal with race or racism.
"Over the last four school years, Black teachers have overwhelmingly asked for these five books in their DonorsChoose requests."
"This year, DonorsChoose once again partnered with major donors to boost teacher fundraisers, including a recent campaign with support from Bill Gates that raised $7.7 million for classroom projects. But the majority of donors are just everyday individuals looking to support teachers how they can."
Flexible seating and instructional technology rose in popularity, according to DonorsChoose, which keeps data tracking the items most-requested by educators.
DonorsChoose is helping states give funds directly to teachers, who are dealing with stress from the pandemic and beyond.
"Six states partnered with the crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose to tap into federal pandemic funding for individual classroom projects."
Two initiatives seek to help district leaders make more impactful ed-tech purchases, based on the experiences of their peers.
Historically Black College and University graduates account for some of the most dedicated teachers according to a study released by DonorsChoose.
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