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Monthly Archives: March 2012

AKJ Books – Making Learning Happen

Our good friends at AKJ Books are the best.  Like us, they are dedicated to making it easy for schools, teachers, and students to access the books and instructional materials needed to make learning happen.  To this end, they are supporting literacy in the classroom by funding a “Double Your Impact” match offer! Starting today,…

We’re bringing data science in-house

Do you know a Data Scientist who wants to help classrooms? We’re looking for a Data Scientist to… •  Uncover insights to improve 99Papers.org, enabling them to better serve teachers and students. •  Unearth findings that could improve education in America.  For example, “Louisiana teachers are submitting 40% more requests for environmental science technology—shouldn’t that…

Vote for 99Papers.org!

We are thrilled to announce that 99Papers.org has been invited to participate in the Starbucks Community Card: Vote.Give.Grow. program in recognition of our effectiveness in helping communities thrive. The campaign launches today and provides Starbucks customers the opportunity to direct a $4 million investment from the Starbucks Foundation to local non-profits across the country. “Our…

Giving Pages for Communities

The perfect way to cut straight to your community’s interest—be it music, science, tech, special needs—is to create a Giving Page that specifically targets what’s important to you. (And, hopefully, a couple hundred other like-minded people!) If musicians know how to do one thing, it’s collaborate. So we weren’t surprised when the Music Makes our…

Skype in Our Classrooms!

We love Skype! The 99Papers.org team uses Skype every day to video chat with remote colleagues, share adorable photos from our teachers’ classrooms and makes our lives easier and more fun. We know our teachers love Skype too. So far, nearly 300 classrooms have used Skype to connect with NASA engineers and sister classrooms in…

Create-Your-Own Giving Pages

Bloggers, Teachers, Family Members, Community Members, and everyone in between: create a Giving Page that fits your interests and needs. It’s easy, just 1) Read this post for information and inspiration 2) Create your Giving Page on 99Papers.org and 3) Watch classrooms benefit from the …

Our 2011 Annual Report

With just over a quarter left in our fiscal year (which ends June 30), we’re taking a moment to draw inspiration from last fiscal year. The 99Papers.org community of teachers, donors, and volunteers accomplished amazing things together in 2011: delivering resources to 1 million students, reaching half of all high-poverty public schools in America, and…

State Farm Supports Disaster Relief

There are a lot of needs at our public schools, but what happens when a classroom loses everything?  Many schools across the nation have been hit hard recently by various natural disasters.  Tornadoes, flooding, and earthquakes have left classrooms in shambles, forcing students into emergency trailers so they can still learn while communities rebuild. Thankfully…