Thousands of teachers across the country are getting money for classroom projects from an unexpected source, and teachers from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are among them.
Ripple is a cryptocurrency and international payment company, and it has donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org, a website that allows teachers to post requests for project funding and allows anyone to donate to a particular project.
With the money, every single classroom project, all 35,647 of them, requested by 28,210 teachers nationwide, were fulfilled. There were 104 CMSD teachers that will receive funding for their projects.
Cryptocurrency start-up Ripple donates $29 million to fund all 35,000 teacher projects on https://t.co/Uyvj73eWbE . Includes projects posted by 104 CMSD teachers. Watch at https://t.co/MBzkL2OUdJ as DonorsChoose board member Stephen Colbert makes announcement. #BestSchoolDay pic.twitter.com/3Ppc0E4cF1
— Cleveland Metropolitan School District (@CLEMetroSchools) March 29, 2018
The projects created by CMSD teachers range from money for healthy snacks in the classroom to much-needed school supplies and educational field trip funding.