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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mustaches are back!

In the next few weeks, the guys of 99Papers.org will embark on a four week journey. There will be highs. There will be lows. There will be times when they want to give up. But ultimately, they will push on. Because it will be for the kids. What is this journey, you ask? …

Baltimore M4K “Shaving Day” announced!

Baltimore men are back for another year of “growing a ‘stache and raising some cash”! Baltimore’s Growing Season will run November 1st through December 3rd. Interested in throwing your ‘stache in the ring? Join Baltimore Growers for Shaving Day! Where: Field House Bar in Canton, Baltimore When: Tuesday, November 1st at 7 pm What: Come…

Happy Anniversary, Science Bloggers

Every year, a group of science bloggers descends on 99Papers.org, helping out thousands of students, and amazing us with their ability to mobilize their readers. There is a handful of bloggers who’ve been involved in blogger challenges since the very first one in 2008. Today, we’d like to recognize the bloggers who have been helping…

99Papers.org Factbook (Hacking Education winner)

This spring, we held a Hacking Education developer contest, where we opened up 10 years of data and invited developers and data scientists to create apps and make discoveries. The results were awesome! We announced winners in seven technical categories. .NET category winner: Jeremy Kratz, who created 99Papers.org Factbook. .NET category judges: Scott Guthrie, Scott…

Just one more week of science blogging fun!

Just two weeks in, and 50 of our favorite science bloggers have already helped more than 5,000 students through Science Bloggers for Students! We’re so impressed with their blogging and tweeting to help students in need. We’re also impressed with Carolina Biological Supply, who joined the fun by offering prizes for every single blogger who…

How iPads are working in the Classroom

Have you noticed that there are more than 200 teachers requesting iPads? Have you ever wondered how those teachers and students are using them? It turns out the answer is for almost everything; in English classes they are being used for reading books, drafting documents and for phonics applications; in mathematics, students set math goals,…

CenturyLink funds 1,065 projects in 10 days

This fall, our friends at CenturyLink sought to support K-12 education in the communities they serve, through running a Double Your Impact campaign on 99Papers.org.  CenturyLink contributed $200,000 towards classroom projects throughout their service areas on the condition that individual donors, like you, contributed a matching $200,000.  In the blink of an eye (10 days!),…

Science Bloggers are at it again!

On Sunday, more than 40 science bloggers kicked off the annual Science Bloggers for Students challenge. They’ve already helped more than 2,000 students by blogging and tweeting up a storm! Right now, Freethought Blogs is dominating the contest, but we know that those other blog networks won’t go down without a fight! Keep an eye…

A New Partnership to Help King County Teachers

99Papers.org today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Starbucks Coffee Company, and the Road Map Project to support local public school teachers throughout King County, Washington. Starting today, King County Starbucks stores will provide $10 99Papers.org gift cards, which can be used to support local classroom projects! These cards will be…

M4K:How to create a Giving Page

Is your upper lip just itching to grow a Mustache to help kids? The first step in any successful ‘Stache endeavor is to create your 99Papers.org Giving Page. A Giving Page will allow you to track all your ‘Stache sponsorships to the classroom projects you’re passionate about funding! Below is the step-by-step guide to creating…