A slightly tawdry request

DonorsChoose is giving existing teacher-users who refer other teachers $100 towards their referrals for referring others. If you signed up for DonorsChoose as a result of the post I wrote last week, would you please leave me a comment or e-mail me at stacey AT thelearningcommunity DOT com? (All I need is your first and last name, the name of your school, and the city and state where you teach.) I’d love to be able to get the bonus (see below) for my classroom.


Welcome Message

Ah, Labor Day weekend… the official end of summer and the opportunity to wear white shoes. We’d like to take a minute and answer the burning question in every teacher’s mind – What did you do on your summer vacation? Our answer is…

We officially opened to all public schools in the U.S.! This means that we are now available to all teachers from Apalachicola to Walla Walla and everywhere in between (special brownie points to those of you who know where these cities are)… and we are super-excited about it! But now that we’re nationwide, we need to ask a huge favor…after all, we can’t be everywhere at once and the days of door-to-door sales are over! Our request? Help us spread the great news!

Here’s how: Refer a colleague in one of our NEWLY served areas and get $100 toward one of your projects for your good deed. Here’s the scoop (and it couldn’t be easier):

1. Tell a teacher about
2. Get the new teacher to register with and submits a proposal.
3. E-mail us with his/her first and last names, the name of his/her school, and the city and state where they teach, and we’ll put $100 towards your proposal.

See? We told you it was easy!

Here’s the fine print: A “newly served area” is anywhere outside of:


Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, DC



San Francisco (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties)

Los Angeles (Compton, Hawthorne, Inglewood, and LA Unified school districts)

Referrals must be submitted by September 30th, and the new teacher in the new region must SUBMIT a proposal between September 5th and September 30th. This offer is limited to the first 500 eligible referred teachers, so start now! To make it even easier, just click on the “Forward to a Friend” link.

3 thoughts on “A slightly tawdry request

  1. I put in two proposals…
    One for a digital camera to do some photography with their writing… the other for double sets of books for a book review club in my room. I am not sure how this works? Will they notify me???


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