More than 1,000 English schools turn to online donations to close funding gap | Education

More than 1,000 schools across England are turning to crowdfunding websites and wish lists to raise money, with many appealing for basic supplies such as pencils, glue and textbooks. A Guardian investigation has revealed the extent to which schools across the country are turning to online fundraising in the teeth of government budget cuts, with 700 crowdsourcing donations made through websites such as JustGiving and Crowdfunder, and 300 schools using Amazon wish lists. Why are England’s schools at breaking point?…

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The Guardian view on crowdfunding schools: lessons in unfairness | Editorial | Opinion

From sponsored bike rides to tombolas and auctions, fundraising drives are part of the fabric of our lives. They can help to strengthen social ties as well as raising money – as when parents bond with teachers across tables loaded with jumble or cakes. Funds raised in this way have long provided valuable extracurricular extras for schools, helping to pay for trips or special projects such as pantomimes or gardens. And there is no reason why communities should not seek…

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How to Crowdfund Your Teacher Certification – Education Article

We hear it all the time- “I’d love to do this program, but I can’t afford it!” We hear you. The cost of getting a teaching certification (usually involving going back to school and paying thousands to get a degree, while taking time off from a paid job) is something few people can afford to do. Too much time, too much money. That’s where we come in. Designed by the Department of Education to bring teacher certification within reach of…

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