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Mr. Messner from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Current, Culturally-Relevant Readings for Evidence-Based Researchers

Help me give my students a printer to access current and culturally-relevant readings!

  • $603 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your high school years? Maybe, yes, you do -- because they were years of academic and personal growth. Maybe, no, you don't -- because those years were the epitome of academic and personal strife.

While I want the first to be true for all my students, it's impossible for me to ignore the academic and personal obstacles many of them face.

Food and housing insecurity, racial tension, cultural suppression and educational inequity are just a few of the major systems affecting my students' daily lives.

All 200 of my students students hold potential they've yet to realize. I teach the researchers, educators, health-providers, economic-drivers and community developers of the future. Though it's my job to equip students with the skills necessary to pursue their dreams, I also want to be part of the force which drives their actualization.

My Project

There's no truth like this one: supplying students with hard-copies of worksheets and readings shouldn't require sacrifice. It's my goal to provide students with current, culturally-relevant material in our ELA classroom as we develop reading and researching skills.

Although my students have access to laptops, they need access to print-outs to develop their skills as evidenced-based researchers and readers.

The ability to annotate texts and explicate meaning is essential to my students' passing their end-of-year assessments. As such, having access to a printer, ink and paper without school-issued, budget-restricted printing and copying.

The content and skill development go hand-in-hand -- especially when engagement and interest are at the center of a productive classroom.

Mr. Messner
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother TN-760 DCP-L2550DW HL-L2350DW 2370 2370 2390 2395 MFC-L2710 L2750 2750DW XL Replacement Toner Cartridge (Black) in Retail Packaging • Amazon Business $74.96 3 $224.88
Brother Monochrome Laser Printer, Compact Multifunction Printer and Copier, DCPL2550DW, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled, Black • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 10 Ream Case (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Astrobrights Mega Collection, 2500 Sheets,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, Colored Paper, 24 lb/89 gsm, 8 ½ x 11 - MORE SHEETS! (91623-02) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99

Materials cost

$474.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.35

Total project goal

$602.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$602.31

4 Donors

-$268.00

Donations toward project cost

-$227.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.20

match offer

-$334.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$284.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.15

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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