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Ms. Burkly from Beltsville MD is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Underserved Students with Chromebooks

Help me give my students Chromebooks for distance learning so they have the opportunity to continue their education and do not fall behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • $1,933 goal

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My Students

My students come from myriad backgrounds and situations. One thing they all have in common is that they are incredibly hard-working and resilient. Many are in the United States without their parents, and the majority must work jobs outside of school in order to pay their own rent, groceries, school clothes, and phone plan, among other expenses.

More than twelve nationalities are represented in my classes alone, and more than thirty in the school as a whole.

My Spanish classroom has always been a place to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of language and culture present within the student body. Now that our classroom has moved online, I strive to continue to build this culture of inclusion, curiosity, and respect.

My Project

Please help me provide my students with Chromebooks for distance learning so they have the opportunity to continue their education and do not fall behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having access to a Chromebook means that a student can view the instructional videos that their teachers post, participate in online discussions with their peers, turn in online work, and do research for their assignments.

It means giving them a rung on a social ladder that will otherwise leave them stranded a semester or more behind their peers.

Most of my students do not have the financial support to be able to afford a luxury good such as a Chromebook. As a Title I school, we have received some, but there were not enough to go around for each student. As a result, many of my students are falling behind on their education because of their lack of access to technology during the school closures.

These are difficult times that exacerbate existing inequities. If you are able, it would mean the world to me and my students if you would contribute what you can, so that they can access the quality education they desperately need. A million thanks in advance!

Ms. Burkly
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of 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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Acer Chromebook 14, Intel Celeron N3160, 14" Full HD Display, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB eMMC, 802.11ac WiFi, Protective Sleeve, Wireless Mouse, CB3-431-C539 • Amazon Business $299.99 5 $1,499.95

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