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Schools and Education

Donor'sChoose, that innovative online charity, has a back-to-school campaign underway to help NYC public school students. Teachers write about what they need most, post it, and then someone, hopefully, donates to help fulfill the request.

They've got a Blogger Challenge going right now, asking bloggers to get involved and MUG has chosen to try to help a sixth grade teacher in the Bronx raise the $941 needed for books. We hope you'll take a moment to drop a few dollars into the bucket—it can make a big difference to some young New Yorkers.

Click on the link below for more info and to donate:

Help public school kids through my DonorsChoose challenge!

Project Explorer is a nonprofit website, founded locally by Executive Director Jenny Buccos, that clearly holds a lot of promise—see if you don't agree: it's a free educational tool for K-12 graders, as well as their parents and teachers. In a sense, it's about telling stories, stories of adventures around the globe, using text, photos, videos, and related educational materials. The site just launched last week, and the first expedition is Shakespeare's England, divvied up by age range. Future expeditions will include Southeast Asia, the U.S. by various modes of transportation, and the ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. You can support them here.

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Joe's Pub, Leonard Bernstein's son, Alexander, hosts a benefit for the P.S. 3 Arts Programs. The event will feature a screening of When Fried Eggs Fly, a documentary film that was shown at this year's Tribeca Film Festiva, by director Constantine Limperis, himself a P.S. 3 parent. The movie is about a collaborative music project developed by the school's music teacher, Bruce Mack. Mack will performs at the event with his band, Tricky Dilemma. More Info

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