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Mr. Wilbur from Minneapolis MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

North News: The Next Generation of Journalists

My students need a telephoto zoom lens to capture moments that are shaping their community.

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Students are absolutely hilarious; they make me laugh every single day. They are brilliant, kind, and determined to make a difference. My students are incredibly informed with social issues and are very progressive. They are strong feminists, always fighting for equality, and will soon be running our country.

Our school is 99% students of color.

All of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The neighborhood our school is in, is one of most under served communities in the state. These students will change that.

My Project

Last year we started a Journalism department at our school. Students write, produce, edit, and design news stories for the North News community newspaper.

Instead of focusing on just issues in the school, these students write about important issues that affect the whole community.

My students have studied media literacy, media bias, fake news, and why quality journalism is important now more than ever.

Our students go to community events outside of school and interview people changing the community. They cover important events and capture them, but right now we only have one camera, which limits the media coverage we can take on. With a high definition telephoto zoom we can capture the moments that are shaping our community and share them with the world. Many times events take place on the same day and we can only send students to cover one event. With this lens, our students will have more opportunities to cover the community they love.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II Telephoto Zoom Lens - Black • Best Buy Education $349.95 1 $349.95

Materials cost

$349.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.98

Total project goal

$453.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.18

1 Donor

-$453.18

Donations toward project cost

-$385.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.98

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$0.00

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