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Help for Schools Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
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September 1, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 35


Help for Schools Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Amazon Inspire Now Uploading
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge



Do you teach in a public school affected by Hurricane Harvey?
Or want to help one?

For more than a decade, has empowered public
school teachers to request the materials and experiences they
need for their students. In the coming weeks, the 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation will help teachers at
hurricane-damaged schools create projects of their choosing so
that their students can get back to learning as quickly
as possible.

100% of donations to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund will
support projects from schools impacted by the storm by
rebuilding and restocking their classrooms with materials like
books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology, and
therapy resources.

Since appearing in these pages five years ago,
has doubled the number of projects it has funded and tripled
the donors and public school teachers it has connected.

Prefer to donate school supplies directly instead of making a
tax-deductible contribution? Start here:



Last month, we featured Amazon Inspire when it went public.
This week, the classroom resource-sharing site began accepting
uploads from anyone with a login to the online marketplace:
just click the "upload new resource" icon in the top-right
corner of the site.

Amazon welcomes original resources that you created, and also
accepts those instructional materials, assessments,
professional development resources, and classroom and school
management materials that you have confirmed are openly
licensed for sharing.

Consult the FAQ for more guidelines, and a list of the many
formats of document, image, and video files that Amazon
Inspire supports.



Applications opened today for a global student competition
designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental
concepts in mathematics and science.

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge invites students ages 13 to
18 from countries across the globe to create original short
videos that illustrate a concept or theory in the life
sciences, physics or mathematics. One winner -- judged on the
student's ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in
the most engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways -- will
be awarded a $250,000 scholarship. The teacher who inspired
the winning student will win $50,000; and the winner's school
will also receive a state-of-the art science lab valued at

Check out clips created by finalists from the past two years:

Then consult the rules and encourage your students to enter:

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is funded by Mark Zuckerberg
and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner. Its partners
include the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Khan Academy, Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory, and National Geographic.



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