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Monthly Archives: April 2013

99Papers.org Celebrates Teachers

This month, our top donors, teachers, corporate partners, staff members, and board and national advisory council members gathered to celebrate teachers and share their experiences with 99Papers.org. The dinner and cocktail reception was held at PS 11 in Chelsea, an elementary school with 48 projects successfully funded through 99Papers.org. Guests included Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of…

Help students with autism

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. To address this, teachers are finding new, innovative ways to educate their students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and overcome the challenges they face in the classroom. Below are 5 Fast Facts about Autism, and 5 99Papers.org projects from teachers seeking to help their students…

Myth Buster: The Teacher’s Lounge

For years students everywhere have taunted, dared, and double-dog-dared each other to cross the threshold into the most sacred school space: The Teacher’s Lounge. Finally, we here at 99Papers.org have taken it upon ourselves to put an end to the myths and legends drawn up by the imaginations of ten-year-olds. We asked, and teachers answered.…

Josh Douglas’s Marathon for Education

On April 27th Josh Douglas plans on running the Nashville Marathon. He isn’t searching for personal glory or fame. Instead he runs for the children. Just in time for Autism Awareness Month, Josh hopes to provide support to special needs classrooms. In his words, “I am dedicating this marathon to teachers everywhere – especially as…

Horace Mann’s Match Code Campaign a Success

The Horace Mann Companies recently concluded its match code campaign, Imagine a Better Classroom.  Throughout the seven-month campaign, Horace Mann-affiliated schools across the country shared $250,000 in funding, ultimately helping bring 2,530 classroom projects from imagination to realization.  These projects represented 2,300 teachers, 1,485 schools, and more than 285,000 students! Horace Mann agents continue to…

Help Jack Johnson Celebrate Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day 2013, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is partnering with 99Papers.org to match $25,000 in donations to “green” classroom projects. “Our goal this Earth Day is to encourage youth stewardship by supporting hands-on waste reduction and recycling efforts, as well as creative plastic-free projects in the classroom.” said Executive Director Jessica Scheeter.…

Chevron funds STEM projects in Kern County, CA!

Chevron is offering funding for select Kern County area projects that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Teachers are encouraged to submit funding requests at 99Papers.org for classroom materials and experiences that will inspire classroom innovation and enhance the learning environment for students. Start your project today for the best chance…

Give Back with a Giving Page!

Guest post written by Ellen Goodman Throughout my affiliation with 99Papers.org, I have been involved with several Giving Pages. My first experience with a Giving Page was when I noticed that someone had donated to my project through the Mustaches for Kids community page. That sparked my interest. I started to look for other Giving Pages…

Help students learn about the Holocaust

Teachers have created classroom project requests that aim to bring understanding and empathy to humanity’s darkest hour. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, we’ve compiled a list of Holocaust education projects in need of funding: Mrs. Mill’s trip to the Museum of Tolerance will help her students connect Holocaust history to their lives today. Ms.…