U.S. Cellular rewarding $1 million to teachers to help boost classroom experience
By Ela Soroka
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:49:53 GMT — U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, and Kirksville, Mo., public school teachers are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration. Lance Rush stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to tell us more about the campaign. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences, with 90 of those projects benefiting 8,000 students in Missouri schools. U.S. Cellular is now working with DonorsChoose.org for a fourth time, and beginning August 11, teachers are invited to post their projects on the site for potential funding. DonorsChoose.org is a charity website that helps teachers identify funds from corporate and individual donations for classroom projects. Through U.S. Cellular's ongoing commitment to the community and education, the company has contributed more than $7 million through this and other philanthropic programming. K-12 public school teachers simply need to register online at DonorsChoose.org and affiliate as a U.S. Cellular teacher and until September 21, they can post their classroom projects for funding consideration. Through DonorsChoose.org U.S. Cellular has funded more than 4,500 classroom projects to date, which included technology tools, art equipment and science experiments. All projects must be submitted by the September 21 deadline to be eligible for this year??s funding. Selected projects will be in announced in October. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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