My co-teacher and I do our best to meet the needs of all our students, but we need your help! KC is a community of diverse learners that celebrate and embrace each other's differences every day. Our classroom community primarily consists of children whose families are from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and the United States. The majority of students are English Language Learners whose primary language at home is Spanish. Our school is located in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the city with the lowest per capita income in the entire state. As a result, 100% of our students qualify for the free lunch program due to the economic challenges that face their families. As you can tell, a little in our classroom will go a long way.
Despite all of the obstacles that our students overcome outside of the classroom, they come to school eager to learn and grow each day.
Given the fact that the majority of our students are English Language Learners, technology is extremely helpful and effective at closing achievement gaps. We are reaching out in hopes that you can help us achieve our professional goal of not allowing a zip code to define a child's future.
Adding 6 Chromebooks to the KC classroom would have an enormous impact on the educational resources that are available to our students. Our school in particular utilizes the applications Imagine Learning and ST Math, which have been shown to improve academic progress in the subject areas of literacy and mathematics, respectively. Our hope is to increase the number of students that are able to access the applications on a regular basis, as our school does not have many resources in regards to technology. We are specifically asking for Chromebooks because of the spatial constraints in our classroom.
Without question, our students would immediately benefit from the new technology and would be on the path to closing the achievement gap that exists in Lawrence.
Many students do not have access to these pieces of technology at home due to the economic disadvantages of our community, which makes this gift even more meaningful. We are sincerely grateful for every contribution and thank you for helping us work towards educational equity in Lawrence.
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