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Ms. R. from Oakland CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fund High School Newspaper

The cost of printing one issue of a high school newspaper is $647, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $647 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2005.

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For decades, the Oakland Unified School District funded publication of the high school newspapers. Beginning last year, the district cut all funding for printing. A generous organization paid for the printing costs of last year's editions. However, the journalism staff is looking for new funding sources for this year's issues. Life Academy is a small public high school serving 250 students in Oakland Unified School District. Our student population is approximately 60% Latino (Mexican, Salvadorian and Guatemalan), 25% Asian (Cambodian, Vietnamese, Tongan, Chinese and Lao)and 15% African American. Approximately 70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. 24 students meet three days a week to learn the craft of journalism, write, research, and prepare articles. The staff published 6 editions of the paper which serve the school and broader community. The paper has served as a forum to address issues such as literacy, elections, homophobia, and the school budget. Students on and off staff have published poetry, short stories, artwork and editorials. A foundation in SF has provided funds for fall isses of the paper. The staff is asking for funds from Donors Choose to fund the printing of the Feb. issue of "Life Line." We will of course send the donor a copy of the school paper. The business managers are contacting local businesses to purchase advertising to offset the costs of publishing for the remaining issues.

Ms. R.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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