Make your usual online purchases and raise money for your school.
Have you experienced any of the following in the past two years?
What have you or your family had to pay for at school in the past two years?
Not enough paper to print copies
Not enough computers
Not enough desks
Art class supplies
Buses for field trips
Participation on a sports team
Music program (band/choir)
Lab fees for science classes
With Chalkboard Rewards:
Budget cuts have created huge problems for most public schools in recent years. Less funding means smaller staffs, fewer resources and a lower number of services for students. While some argue that throwing more money at the education problems won’t make them go away, others assert that lack of funding caused many of the problems in the first place. There are many problems in public schools today, but identifying those issues is half the battle. With a laundry list of challenges to face, now is the time for educators, parents and lawmakers to come together and begin to find solutions – for the benefit of all students in public schools today. (read more)
If there is a message that I hope you will take away from today’s conference it is this: The arts can no longer be treated as a frill. As First Lady Michelle Obama has said, “the arts are not just a nice thing to have or do if there is free time or if one can afford it… paintings and poetry, music and design… they all define who we are as a people.” (read more)