DonorsChoose: donate to these Philadelphia School District projects - Technical.ly Philly

Sep. 26, 2012 9:00 am

DonorsChoose: donate to these Philadelphia School District projects

Teachers in the budget-troubled Philadelphia School District often have to buy supplies for their students, but with DonorsChoose, they can ask for some help. The Philadelphia Daily News highlighted five local projects on the national crowdfunding site for education needs. Here’s one: [Dale] Perkins, 58, teaches students in his diverse school from such far-off locales […]

Teachers in the budget-troubled Philadelphia School District often have to buy supplies for their students, but with DonorsChoose, they can ask for some help.

The Philadelphia Daily News highlighted five local projects on the national crowdfunding site for education needs. Here’s one:

[Dale] Perkins, 58, teaches students in his diverse school from such far-off locales as Nepal, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. The kids learn English and prepare social studies and science assignments in the language they are trying to master.

Perkins proposes to buy one laptop to help his English language learners, who have to share one computer in class. Many students don’t have the technology at home.

“There’s not enough minutes in the day,” Perkins said. “There’s often three to four students trying to use one computer, taking turns and sharing. We run out of time.”

Donate to Perkins’ project here. And check out the rest of the projects over at the Daily News.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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