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Mr. Julien from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Touch of Jazz

The cost of more than 25 jazz CDs and a CD boombox is $613, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $613 goal

This project expired on August 5, 2005.

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I teach seventh and eighth grade math and science at Community Junior High School 145 in the Bronx. The student population is 1,622. 47% of the students are female and 53% are male. 60% of the students are Hispanic and 36% are Black. 90% of the students are eligible for free lunch. A significant number of students at MS 145 are non-readers. Over sixty percent of the eighth grade population performs below grade level in reading. In order to address this situation, MS 145 has implemented thirty minutes of reading during the morning homeroom period and fifteen minutes of reading during the afternoon homeroom period. We would sincerely appreciate a boom box and some jazz CDs in order to create an environment that is conducive to reading. Music such as jazz settles the students down and establishes a calm and serene environment that allows the students to concentrate on their book. This type of environment can transform non-readers into readers which can eventually improve their reading level.

Mr. Julien
Grades 6-8
  • JHS 145 Arturo Toscanini
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Songs of Freedom • $53.99 1 $53.99
Philips CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner; Bass Reflex Speaker System • BestBuy $49.99 1 $49.99
Bitches Brew • $22.99 1 $22.99
Natural Mystic • $18.98 1 $18.98
Exodus • $14.99 1 $14.99
One Step Forward • $14.99 1 $14.99
Princesses Nubiennes • $14.99 1 $14.99
Ascension • $14.99 1 $14.99
Giant Steps • $14.99 1 $14.99
Meditations • $14.98 1 $14.98
First Meditations • $14.98 1 $14.98
The Ultimate Blue Train • $13.99 1 $13.99
Talking Book • $13.98 1 $13.98
Innervisions • $12.99 1 $12.99
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 • $12.99 1 $12.99
N'Dea Davenport • $12.49 1 $12.49
Legend • $11.99 1 $11.99
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane • $11.99 1 $11.99
Thelonious Monk - Greatest Hits • $11.98 1 $11.98
My Favorite Things • $10.99 1 $10.99
New Moon Daughter • $10.99 1 $10.99
Birth of the Cool • $10.99 1 $10.99
Kind of Blue • $10.99 1 $10.99
Sketches of Spain • $10.99 1 $10.99
A Love Supreme • $10.99 1 $10.99
Blue Light Til Dawn • $10.99 1 $10.99

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