Think about how hard it would be to instill a love of reading without access to books. In a study conducted by Neuman and Celano, they found on average that fewer than one to two books were available per child in low-income areas. Of those books, the majority were of poor quality or not on the appropriate reading level for the child.
A pencil is one of the most important tools when it comes to learning in a school environment. Thanks to Dixon Ticonderoga Company and Lowe’s, 2.8M pencils have been donated nationwide to the Kids In Need Foundation of which Classroom Central is a part.
Many think of a STEM as a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In actuality, it is so much more.
January 24, 2017 was no ordinary Tuesday for Classroom Central. This was an incredible day where a major milestone was met. Since its inception in 2002, Classroom Central has distributed $50,000,000 in free school supplies to students and teachers in need.
A new year means a new semester for local students. While many people understand the needs that exists around Back to School in August, often, the needs of students are forgotten in the Second Semester. Notebooks are filled up, crayons are nubs and pencils are widdled down to the eraser. In fact, in a recent survey, 99% of teachers said Second Semester was just as important as the Back to School timeframe.