Education.com Donates $1 Million Of Educational Resources To Teachers Of Underserved Schools
Nationwide donation to teachers of Title I schools underscores crucial need to bridge the educational technology gap
SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 4, 2015 -- In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Education.com, the nation's leading online destination for teachers and parents, today announced an ambitious nationwide effort to support teachers in underserved schools by offering $1 million worth of free subscriptions to Education.com Pro, which also includes access to Brainzy, an early math and reading program. The no-charge access is available to any eligible teacher at a Title 1 school who registers at Education.com by September 1, 2015: www.education.com/give.
The majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to an analysis of federal data from 2013. As the nation becomes increasingly aware of the educational disparities between children in affluent areas and those in impoverished ones, many schools are looking to technology to bridge this gap, installing computers and other technologies in classrooms nationwide. Through this donation, Education.com strives to support teachers with free access to its entire platform of educational resources, while extending awareness of the systemic, income-based inequities.
The Education.com Pro donation will provide unlimited access to the Education.com platform, including more than 20,000 worksheets in all subjects, the Brainzy Math and Reading Program for younger students, over 5,000 learning activities and science projects, the ability for teachers create custom worksheets for their classes, plus soon-to-be-released lesson plans.
"At Education.com we encounter countless teachers who work tirelessly to ensure their students receive the best education possible, but we understand that a lack of resources in some schools can be a barrier to success," says Rich Yang, Co-CEO of Education.com. "By offering $1 million worth of subscriptions, we want to support teachers in underserved communities and help them by providing high quality educational resources to their students."
With an estimated one in every four teachers across the U.S. accessing Education.com, the site is a crucial resource for educators looking to enhance classroom learning and provide students with fun educational content. The site expects another historic year of growth after surpassing five million new members in 2014, as the demand for the online resources of the kind and quality that Education.com provides has never been higher.