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Yahoo! To Fund Classroom Projects

Yahoo! has partnered with donorschoose.org to launch a program, Homepages for Homerooms, designed to help fund classrooms and teachers.

To be eligible, teachers must post a project on donorschoose.org. Other participants can then vote for projects by visiting homepagesforhomerooms.com, choosing the project they like, and clicking the vote button, which will make Yahoo.com their homepage. The projects can be searched by location, subject, or grade level, and can also be found by entering a project ID number.

Each week, Yahoo! will donate $25,000, or up to $600 each, to the projects that receive the most votes. Posting projects and voting on them are both free.

Supporters can also earn votes for their projects by correctly answering weekly trivia questions.

The program ends October 16.

Donorschoose.org is an online charity organization that focuses on funding classroom projects. " Requests [for funding] range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class," according to information on the organizations Web site. To support projects through donorschoose.org, users find a project they care about and donate as little or as much as they want. Once the project's funding goal has been reached, donorschoose.org delivers the resources.

More information is available at homepagesforhomerooms.com and donorschoose.org.

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Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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