In Honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, News Corp Funds School Technology Projects in Silicon Valley & Beyond?
New York (May 5, 2015) –?DonorsChoose.org?announced today that, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, News Corp has “flash funded” 147?technology projects at schools in Silicon Valley and beyond.
All existing DonorsChoose.org technology projects in the following California counties have been fully funded with today’s contribution by News Corp: Santa Clara, San Jose, San Mateo and Alameda.?The contribution is benefiting more than 14,000 students.
“We’re so grateful to work with News Corp again to help bring valuable resources to teachers and students,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Technology is helping teachers bring new curriculum into the classroom, and customize learning opportunities for students at every skill level. These projects will help provide students the 21st century education they’ll need to succeed.”
News Corp chose the region given its acquisition last year of Move, Inc., operator of Realtor.com?, which is headquartered in San Jose.
“At News Corp and Realtor.com?, we believe in giving back and making a real difference in the communities we live and work in,”?said Ryan O’Hara, CEO of Move, Inc.???“We are so pleased DonorsChoose.org has given us yet another impactful opportunity to provide innovative teachers and students alike with resources that support, strengthen and invigorate the learning experience.”
One hundred thirty seven teachers at 97 schools were notified today that their classroom?projects have been funded.? Some examples of the technology-based projects include:
“Robot Needs Power,” Ben Painter Elementary School? (San Jose)
???? Rechargeable batteries for robotics team’s NXT bots.?
?“May the Fourth be With Us,” Gilroy High School (Gilroy)
???? Dual range force sensors for students to perform experiments in the physics classroom.
“From the Body to the Stars!,” Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School (Daly City)
???? Telescope to host astronomy night and give students a hands-on stargazing experience.
For a full list of funded projects, please go to?http://www.donorschoose.org/classroom-support/news-corp-and-realtorcom-silicon-vall/20580755/
DonorsChoose.org has been a?Philanthropy Partner?of News Corp since 2014, and was chosen to help the company invest in and transform communities where many of its people live and work.? Last year, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, News Corp flash-funded all outstanding DonorsChoose.org school projects in Brooklyn, NY.
News Corp contributions dovetail with its charitable goals: enriching the lives of vulnerable youth, advancing innovation in K-12 education, improving digital literacy, supporting a free press and aiding veterans.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.? At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than a million people have donated $323?million to projects that inspire them. All told,?14 million?students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.
Visit?www.donorschoose.org/intro?to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.
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