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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Washington DC Mayor’s Office Announces Partnership with 99Papers.org to Support Education Reform

Below is a press release that Washington DC Mayor Fenty and Deputy Mayor Victor Reinoso issued about our partnership. A big THANK YOU to the Mayor’s office for its support! You can also hear Kate Hays, 99Papers.org Atlantic Deputy Director, talking to NPR about our efforts in Washington DC. __________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May…

Emmys abound for two friends of 99Papers.org!

Warmest congratulations to Bob Heck and Paige Tatum! Bob Heck, Maryland Public Television’s “Bob the Vid Tech”, on-air host of MPT’s Kids and Family programs, has been a strong advocate for 99Papers.org in Baltimore City among teachers, parents and community members. Bob was recently nominated for a Capital Region Emmy for Program Host /…

99Papers.org Tops $1 Million Mark in Texas!

The South Team is thrilled to report that 99Papers.org has raised $1 million for the Lone Star State! Texas teachers have received books, technology, science equipment, and other much-needed classroom resources. 99Papers.org became available to Texas public school classrooms in December of 2005 after being named the “Most Innovative Charity in America” by Amazon.com…

Progress Energy & 99Papers.org Team Up to Help Durham Elementary Students Learn to Conserve Energy through Art and Science

Students at E.K. Powe Elementary in Durham, NC capped off several weeks of lessons focused on alternative forms of energy at a mural unveiling on Thursday, May 15. Students worked with science teacher Treva Fitts, second grade teacher Meg Goodhand and art teacher Malcolm Goff to explore alternative forms of energy through multiple disciplines…

Lumina Foundation for Education Helps Make Advanced High School Classroom Projects a Reality

We are excited to announce that Lumina Foundation for Education has committed $100,000 in support of college preparatory and advanced placement high school student projects in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. This partnership reinforces Lumina Foundation’s overall goal of increased higher education accessibility across the country, while building upon the success of their KnowHow2GO…

Honor Your Mom

On Monday, we enabled website functionality that lets donors share their unique reason for giving, with the classroom they fund. On Wednesday, this amazing message was posted on the Writer’s Workshop Books project page: “We gave to this project in honor of Jaqueline Luczywo for Mother’s Day. Jaqueline…

Verizon Is Calling All Virginia Literacy Teachers!

We are excited to announce that Verizon will be supporting Virginia teachers this spring by funding $10,000 in literacy projects through 99Papers.org. Verizon’s goal is to inspire teachers to think creatively about literacy education, and to distribute innovative literacy resources to teachers across the state. The post-it notes below represent ideas for literacy tools that…