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Ms. Hagerty from Lawrence MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Closing the Achievement Gap One Computer at a Time

My students need 6 Chromebooks in order to access programs such as Imagine Learning and ST Math, which are proven to increase math and reading competency.

  • $1,885 goal

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My Students

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.

My Project

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.

Ms. Hagerty
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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HP - 11.6'Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Ash gray • Best Buy Education $258.06 6 $1,548.36

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